Fried fish a la Dominican Style Recipe

fried fish pic

Many of you have requested the recipe for the fried fish that I posted a picture of recently.  It is one of my favorite dishes that reminds me of the tropical beach in the Dominican Republic.  There is nothing sweeter than laying on the beach in the island and eating fried fish with coconut water.  I have many memories eating this meal in Boca Chica, the most popular beach.  You will find someone walking around selling fried fish among other things.

When you go to the beach, you will always see a big group of people hanging out dancing and drinking.  Plus, you will see food…like a lot of food.  It’s not just like the beaches here in the states that you take chips and a sandwich.  Dominicans don’t just bring snacks to the beach, they bring a plate of spaghetti with rice, beer, and big meals.  When everyone goes to the beach, it’s a whole day activity not just for a few hours.

Food can bring back a lot of great memories and this is why I wanted to share this recipe.  You can start making your own memories with your friends, family or anyone that you want to cook something different or special with.

Here is the recipe:


Fried Fish a la Dominican Style      


6 slices of fish (preferably the snapper)

1 teaspoon of oregano

1 teaspoon of Goya Adobo

2 cloves of mashed garlic

2 sliced lemons

Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup all-purpose flour



  1. Clean and wash the fish in cold water.  Drain and pat dry the fish with paper towel before seasoning with oregano, garlic paste, lemon juice, adobo and salt and pepper.  Marinate it for at least 20 minutes.  The longer you marinade the more flavor the fish will have in the end.
  2. Mix flour, cornstarch and add a pinch of salt.  Place the flour mixture in a large shallow dish.
  3. Coat each side of the fish with the flour, shake off any excess, and deep-fry until the fish is golden brown on both sides.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and tostones (fried green plantains).


Buen provecho! aka Enjoy your meal!



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  • Mandy Young Carter

    Sounds like great memories you have! I don’t eat fried food but love fish!

  • Angel Balichowski

    Sounds great, what a great way to spend the day at the beach, sounds fun! We will try this recipe out!

  • Michelle F.

    That looks so good. I love the way you seasoned the fish.

  • Jamie F

    This does sound like and reminds me of the beach…nothing better than that!

  • Mary Ellen Mannix

    This will be a great way to keep the summer feeling in my kitchen at autumn dinners. Thx!

  • Ephataya E

    Sounds and looks good. I use Adobo in a lot of my dishes.