Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Here's how fish is served at the open-air cook shacks lining the beaches of Guadeloupe. The marinade features the four essential seasonings of the French West Indies: lime juice, garlic, fresh thyme, and Scotch bonnet chiles. This recipe calls for snapper, but any firm white fish will work. We left the seeds in the pepper, but you can omit them for a milder flavor. This is great with Rice and Pigeon Peas.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare marinade, place first 6 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Combine marinade and fish in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Step 2

Prepare grill.

Step 3

To prepare caper sauce, place cilantro and next 10 ingredients (cilantro through shallot) in a blender or food processor; process until smooth.

Step 4

Remove fish from marinade, discard marinade. Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with caper sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

MarloM's Review

March 31, 2014
This was good. I did overcook the fish because put lid down on grill.mas others have said,.... The sauce made this.

Ambular's Review

November 25, 2013

KathrynNC's Review

June 10, 2013
I wish we were able to find the Scotch bonnet peppers, but we have a poor selection at our grocery store so used fresh jalapenos from the garden instead. Served with rice and grilled zucchini and squash. The sauce just drives it home. We will definitely make this again.

tara31's Review

February 02, 2011
Absolutely delicious as written - didn't change a thing! Served alongside Marinated Grilled Vegetables and Caribbean Black Bean Soup.

aeroncaskb's Review

June 04, 2009
This dish was good. I doubled the marinade and used 2-3 scotch bonnets. Topped the fish with fresh squeeze of lime and diced tomatoes just before serving. Light and flavorful!

aimeeh's Review

June 03, 2009
This had great flavor! I used Halibut because I couldn't get snapper. It was very light and the caper sauce had a great kick to it. I used 2 habenaros which made it good and spicy but if you don't like hot I would omit them or use 1 jalapeno. Served with asparagus and brown rice to soak up the sauce.