Caribbean Kitchen with Julies Gibs: Kingfish!

1-2 lbs. Kingfish sliced/cuts
Wash fish.  Season to taste with salt, pepper, and preferred seasoning
 Pan-fry fish in a little olive oil,  and cover.
In a separate pan, “combine garlic, onion, thyme and little butter sautéed add water and lemon with a little seasoning to your liking. When desired taste is reached. Pour over fish,” Cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes, until fish is flaky.
Serve with Rice and Peas, plain rice, or dumpling…. your choice of sides with salad


rice_peasOf course, you can cook dry Kidney beans or crowder peas, but this is an easy-breezy recipe for this Caribbean favorite.

 Foolproof Tip: All the liquid for this recipe – water, coconut milk, liquid from beans – should add up to 4 cups

1 can (19oz) Kidney beans, including liquid

1 can (14 oz) Coconut milk

Water (approx 1-2/3 cups)

2 cloves Garlic, chopped

1 Small onion or 2 stalks scallion, chopped

1 tsp dried thyme

1½ to 2 tsp  Salt, to taste

1 tsp Red pepper flakes

2  cups Basmati rice (rinsed and drained)

1. Drain the liquid from the can of beans into a measuring cup and
add the can of coconut milk and enough water to make four cups of liquid
2. Add liquid, beans, garlic, chopped onion, and thyme to a large pot
3. Add salt and red pepper.  Bring to a boil.
4. Add rice and boil on High for 2 minutes.
5. Turn heat to Low, and cook covered until all water is absorbed (about 15 to 20 min).
6. Fluff with fork before serving.

Makes 4 to 6 Servings



Image by TheUjulala from Pixabay

4 cup(s) all-purpose flour

2 tablespoon(s) granulated sugar

1 teaspoon(s) salt

1 tablespoon(s) baking powder

1 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine melted

1/4 cup(s) water

1/2 cup(s) milk

1 1/2 cup(s)  Vegetable Oil



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, Grace Hello Margarine, and water and mix well.  Add the milk and continue mixing, then add the remaining flour and knead well until it forms a smooth dough.
  2. Put the dough to relax in a covered air-tight container for 1/2 an hour.
  3. Heat Vegetable Oil in a large Dutch pot, roll dough into individual pieces.
  4. Place the shaped dough into the heated oil and fry for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Drain on paper towel.



Julies Gibs

Julies has a Wonderful Husband,  37 years together… 29 married.. 4 children, 4 grandchildren. (Collin, Lincoln, Autumn, and Genaai Gibs.  )She is a people person and works at Divi Little Bay Beach and Racquet Club, St. Maarten, NA.” I Love my family and continue to trust in God.”

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