Pescado frito (Fried fish a la Dominicana)

Pescado frito (Fried fish a la Dominicana)

Some foods in our country are synonym with fun, lazy days. This one of them, an uncomplicated dish that only requires that you find some very fresh fish, and which is sure to bring some sun and fun into your own home, even if you are far from our wonderful beaches.

Pescado Frito is the kind of dish that you can order almost anywhere in the Dominican Republic (best done in coastal towns). It is an essential component of a beach day and a very popular street food.

Pescado frito (Fried fish a la Dominicana)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Pescado frito (Fried fish a la Dominicana)


  • 4 small sea bass or grouper (1/2 lb each) scaled, gilled and guttted
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • 1 cup of oil for frying
  • Pepper.
  • Coarse sea salt


  1. Score fish 3 or 4 times diagonally on both sides.
  2. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Sprinkle each fish with a pinch of pepper and salt.
  4. Rub each fish with the salt and pepper, making sure it gets into the cuts.
  5. In a frying pot heat the oil.
  6. Deep-fry until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve with tostones and garnish with the lime wedges and salt on the side.

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  • Abby May 31, 2011, 1:25 PM

    Diablo pero ese pescado sii ta buenisimo!!:)