Fried Barracuda Steaks

Surprisingly delicious, flaky, firm white meat, that when fried, is irresistibly tasty! 

Barracuda put up a fight, putting any fisherman’s biceps to the test.  On the line they dart back and forth, then race off to sea, and then just stop, but, before you start to wonder where they went, they start it all over again,  darting back and forth… they are a fish with a fighting personality!

As with any fish caught here in Belize, we know it’s important to cling to tradition, taking from the sea only what will be eaten, and eaten entirely.  … and eat this fish entirely we did, with pleasure!

Fried Barracuda

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Yields: 18


  • fresh Barracuda catch
  • vegetable or coconut oil for frying
  • limes
  • salt and black pepper


  1. Gut and clean fish into fillets or steaks.
  2. Squeeze limes into water, and use this mixture to rinse fish. Dry fish with paper towel.
  3. Start heating your oil in a cast iron skillet. Oil should be deep enough to cover half the fish.
  4. Season fish with salt and black pepper. For a true Belizean style use more black pepper until it appears to be more of a rub.
  5. Place fish in heated oil, fish should sizzle immediately. Fish should need approximately 5 minutes per side. Use a large spoon to keep the oil moving around and over the fishes
  6. Place fish on a paper towel to allow excess oil to be absorbed.
  7. Plate with coleslaw, rice and beans, fried plantains, and enjoy!

Pro Tips

Properly heated oil is key; too hot, and you risk burning your fish. Too cool, and the fish will just get soggy. One simple test is to stick a wooden spoon into your oil. When the oil is the appropriate temperature, little bubbles form around the spoon.


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2 Replies to "Fried Barracuda Steaks"

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    Marie-Louise Engelbrecht June 3, 2017 (3:55 pm)

    Thanx for the recipe. Frying Barracuda steaks r smelling delishus! Im frying them in butter n olive oil. Uhmm..they taste yummie!

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      chicapost June 5, 2017 (12:36 am)

      Marie, I’m so happy that this recipe worked for you! We LOVE sizzles of frying barracuda too…if there are other recipes you would like to see…let us know!

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