Fried fish

Fried fish is one of the simplest recipes we prepare in Cuba as well as one of the most delicious.

There are many ways to cook fish such as fillet, sliced, ceviche, grilled, steamed or baked, but there is no doubt that making it fried highlights its flavor at a high level which it is impossible to resist.

For this reason, today we invite you to prepare our homemade recipe of whole fried fish.

Remember that in this case it must be a fresh and small or medium sized fish to fit in the pan in order to be able to be cooked properly.

If possible, use canola oil for frying, as it is mild in taste and more heat resistant, perfect for this recipe.

how to make Fried fish

Fried fish recipe

Fried fish

A delicious Cuban recipe of whole fried fish; very crispy and easy-to-make that will delight your guests at home.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Yield1 Fish
  • Serving Size100g
  • Energy199 cal


  • 1 whole and clean fish
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • A pinch of ground white pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

How to prepare Fried fish


The first thing we will do is prepare and season the fish, for this we make 3 or 4 diagonal cuts on both sides.


Then we add the juice of the lemons, the crushed garlic cloves, the salt and pepper. Let it rest for 10 or 20 minutes so the ingredients can penetrate better and get a more delicious flavor.


Finally, in a pan with enough hot oil (so that it can cover the fish) we let it fry until it is brown on both sides. Take it out and place it on a dish or plate, drain the excess grease using paper towels.

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You can add another ingredient of your choice such as thyme, bay leaf, ground oregano or others sold in specific fish markets.

If you want a healthier version of this recipe, use the oven, the result will be equally tasty.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size100g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories199
  • % Daily Value*
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