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Jamaicans love their fish, escoveitched. It’s a vinegary, carrot, onion bath over a fried piece of fish. Yes, I was skeptical too, but this was amazing. Fish are abundant everywhere in Jamaica, so this is just one of the many ways to make fried fish pop.

Scotch bonnet (C. chinense)

The vinegar mixture consisted of vinegar, peppercorns, onion, carrots, a pinch of salt and a touch of sugar -add a scotch bonnet if you want that extra kick. I added red pepper flakes to my vinegar. Boil it real well and pour it over fish that has been lightly dusted with flour and fried. Have some sweet fried plantains on the side with a cut up fresh garden tomato and you will have a nice Jamaican summer supper.

Son and Mom Dialogue

Me: “did you catch any fish?”

Son: “no”

Me: “But you fished for hours, Why?”

Son: “because, when you almost catch one, you want to keep trying”

The understanding is in this quote:

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. –John Buchan