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Caribbean Catch: Grilled Fish Paradise with Golden Alloco

Poisson braisé avec alloco (Grilled fish with fried plantains)

About the Dish:

Grilled fish with fried plantains, also known as Poisson braisé avec alloco, is a popular dish in West African cuisine. This dish combines the smoky flavors of grilled fish with the sweetness and crispiness of fried plantains. The fish is marinated in a spicy and tangy mixture before being grilled to perfection, while the plantains are sliced and fried until golden brown. The combination of the tender fish and the crispy plantains creates a delightful contrast in textures. This dish is typically served with a side of spicy tomato sauce or a refreshing salad, making it a complete and satisfying meal. Enjoy the rich flavors and vibrant colors of this delicious West African dish!

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 400mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 15g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Fish fillet (such as tilapia or catfish) 2 fillets
Plantains 2
Vegetable oil For frying
Lemon juice 2 tablespoons
Garlic 3 cloves, minced
Ginger 1 teaspoon, grated
Paprika 1 teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Salt To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a bowl, combine lemon juice, minced garlic, grated ginger, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix well to form a marinade.
  • Step 2: Place the fish fillets in the marinade, ensuring they are fully coated. Let the fish marinate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
  • Step 3: Preheat your grill to medium heat. Remove the fish fillets from the marinade and place them directly on the grill grates. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through and has a nice char.
  • Step 4: While the fish is grilling, prepare the plantains. Peel the plantains and slice them into diagonal pieces, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Step 5: In a deep frying pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the plantain slices and fry them until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Step 6: Remove the fried plantains from the pan and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • Step 7: Serve the grilled fish with the fried plantains. You can garnish the dish with some fresh herbs, such as cilantro or parsley, and serve it with a side of spicy tomato sauce or a refreshing salad.

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