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September 30, 2022

Tasty Belizean Fish Seré Recipe

TOPICS: Belize


Belizean Fish Seré Recipe by Andrew Usher (Oceana Belize)


  • 2 medium-sized snapper fillet
  • 2 large green plantains (sliced)
  • 1 small carrot (diced)
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 leaves culantro or cilantro (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 plugs garlic (minced)
  • ½ an onion, julienned
  • 8 ounces cassava or yucca (sliced)


Clean and prepare the fish:

  • Begin by cleaning the snapper fillet, cutting them into smaller pieces/chunks, and seasoning them to liking.

Prepare the chowder:

  • Add the coconut milk, water, onion, garlic, thyme, carrot, cassava/yucca, and plantain into a saucepan. Cook over medium heat. Stir mix at intervals.

Add the seasonings:

  • Add the salt and black pepper for taste.

Add the fish:

  • When the mixture reaches to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and add the pieces of snapper. Stir at intervals.

Once the fish is tender, it is ready to be served alongside freshly prepared rice, with a side of plantain strips. Garnish with culantro/cilantro.

**Makes two (2) servings, approximately 45 minutes

This recipe was featured in our September 2022 E-Newsletter.