chefs at Beaches Resorts

We were so incredibly lucky to eat the most delicious food at Beaches Resorts Ocho Rios in Jamaica when we reviewed the resort recently, that I just had to share this stunning Jamaican dish of Escoveitched Fish we loved there, rustled up by Executive Chef Junior Frances, here, left with chef Lemar Lawrence.

A traditional Jamaican dish, escoveitched fish is full of flavour as the snapper fillet is seasoned, fried and marinated in a tangy vinegar-based sauce, bursting with carrots, onions and julienned bell peppers.

Jamaican Escoveitched Fish

Enjoyed daily, it’s also a dish that is traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

Escoveitched Fish

Utterly delicious! Thanks Junior Francis


Beaches Resorts' Jamaican Escoveitched Fish

Here’s how you can make it at home:


  • 2 pound snapper fillet or whole, season with salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup (32g) flour, seasoned with salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed pimento (allspice) grains
  • Oil for frying

Escoveitch Sauce

  • 1/2 (118 ml) cup oil
  • 1/2  (125 ml) cup vinegar
  • 1 large/ 2 medium onions, cut in strips
  • 1 carrot, cut into strips
  • 1 chocho, peeled and cut into strips
  • 4 whole pimento grains
  • 2 ounce bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 stem Escallion (green onion) chipped
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • Hot pepper as needed (scotch bonnet)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Dust the fish with the seasoned flour, and fry in hot oil until golden brown on each side. Remove fish and place on a platter.

In a separate frying pan, place oil and allow to heat, add all the vegetables and thyme and saute for about three minutes, vegetables should be crunchy so do not over cook. Add vinegar then adjust flavour with salt and pepper.

Pour the sauce over the fish; this can be served hot or cold.

Jamaican Escoveitched Fish

Recipe © Beaches Resorts.

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46 Responses

  1. leandra

    Beautiful presentation, the restaurant looks amazing too.

    Thanks for hosting x my first time linking to #tastytuesdays
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  2. Katie Heels and Hooves

    This looks absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing with us Vicki, I’m going to give it a try xx
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  3. Emma's Mamma

    That looks delicious! And it looks like you had a great holiday too! x
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  4. Fola lewis

    Holidays to me are food adventures! The food looks amazing. My bucket list of places to see and food to eat before I die just expanded!
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  5. Mandy

    What an experience to go into the kitchen of a large hotel and learn from the chefs themselves, must have been amazing! Watch out for those scotch bonnet chillies though – they’re seriously lethal!
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  6. Heather@hungryforbalance

    The trip sounds amazing! And this recipe looks delicious!
    Thanks for hosting the link up!
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  7. Nancy

    I just shared my recipe for Cracked Conch. Love the photos of the fish dish, it sounds wonderful! Thanks for hosting.
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  8. Jhuls

    Hello, Vicki. This Jamaican dish sounds delish! Thanks for hosting the party. Have a lovely week. 🙂 xx
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  9. Alison

    That looks so tasty. I am not sure what a cho cho is though
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  10. Rachael A

    That dish looks so beautiful! Yummy!
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  11. K @ Eat.Love.Live

    This dish looks so yummy. I eat a lot of fish so I’ll definitely try this recipe. Hopefully it turns out looking as yummy as your pictures! K x
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  12. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    Oh wow, the food looks amazing from your holiday. Looks like a LOT of care has gone into the dishes they serve.
    Angela x
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Angela, the food at Beaches was out of this world and you are so right, every dish is made with real care and attention. Excellent cuisine x

  13. Claire

    As if I wasn’t jealous enough of your fabulous holiday already! Great to see the food was just as brilliant as everything else 🙂
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  14. jenny paulin

    i saw your photos from your holiday and it looked amazing! it is no wonder the food looks equaly as good x
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  15. Rebecca U

    Wow this looks amazing. I bet all the food over there was lush!
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  16. Mel

    Oh that looks so good! I remember seeing loads of food pictures in your Jamaica post and hoping you’d share some of the recipes! Xx
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  17. Rosie @ Little Fish

    Ooh, just discovered this linky – thanks so much for hosting. I’ve just posted my first ever recipe post a few days ago, so happy to also link it up to this linky for the first time!
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