Belizean Fish Seré

Posted By: Marty

Belizean Fish Seré - 05/14/16 11:53 AM

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This dish is a popular selection of the Garinagu (Ga-ri-na-gu) people known as Fish Seré, a creamy chowder made with chunks of fish fillet sautéed with ground foods. This filling meal is also typically served with coconut-milk infused rice and tasty plantain strips.

Yields: 2 Servings
Time: 45 minutes


2 medium-sized snapper fillet
2 large green plantain, sliced
1 small carrot, diced
1 ½ cup coconut milk
1 ½ cup water
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 plugs garlic, minced
½ an onion, julienned
1 whole Habenero pepper (optional)


Clean and prepare fish: Begin by cleaning the snapper fillet, cutting them into smaller pieces and seasoning them to liking.

Prepare the chowder: Add the coconut milk, water, onion, garlic, carrot and plantain into a saucepan, and cook over medium heat. Stir mixture occasionally.

Add seasonings: Add the salt and black pepper for taste.

Add fish: When the mixture begins to reach boiling point, bring to a simmer and add the pieces of snapper and whole Habanero pepper. Stir occasionally.

Once the fish is tender, it is ready to be served alongside freshly prepared rice.


Grace Flava with a Beat showed us how to make Belizean Sere using their coconut products. On set:
Duane Lizama - Resident Chef
Melanie Coc - Senior Brand Manager, Grace Kennedy Belize Ltd.


Belizean Sere

Sere or Seree is a milky,spicy soup that is made with fish and ground foods like taro or cocoa, cassava or yuca and sweet potatoes. This is a native dish of Belize and is eaten usually with white rice.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belizean Fish Seré - 06/24/19 05:01 PM

Belizean Fish Sere

Sere is a rich, creamy soup made from Red Snapper, ground foods like cocoa/taro, cassava/yuca, green plantain, potato and the thing that makes it so delicious is the addition of coconut milk.
Posted By: Potatoqueen

Re: Belizean Fish Seré - 08/13/19 01:01 PM

I know a site where you can find a great idea for dinner. This is a very interesting recipe.

How Long To Bake Sweet Potatoes
I advise you to try to cook such a potato.

4 medium-sized long sweet potatoes
baking parchment
butter to serve
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belizean Fish Seré - 10/17/19 11:12 AM

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Arawak cooking, combined with African influences, come together as a mouth-watering Belizean delicacy that all must try. For example, Sere is a very common traditional meal. It is a creamy coconut fish soup infused with local spices, served with a side of coconut rice, seasoned ripe plantains, and mashed greens or yams. This meal will certainly leave your taste buds bursting with flavor!

Below you can find the ingredients for Chef Sean Kuylen’s famous Garifuna Fish Sere.


4 large green plantains, peeled
2 large ripe plantains, peeled
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 whole habanero peppers, deseeded
1 bunch fresh basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 medium snapper filets

Place green and ripe plantains in a pot of salted water and boil until ripe plantains are soft, approximately 20 minutes. Drain. Purée while still warm, adding water to keep the consistency of porridge and set aside. Place coconut milk, onion, garlic, habanero, and basil in a stockpot and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes. Add snapper fillets to the rich coconut broth, and continue to simmer until the fish is cooked. Add salt to taste. Drop spoonfuls of purée into a bowl of hot soup.

Serves 4 to 6.

From Flavors of Belize
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belizean Fish Seré - 06/14/21 10:06 AM

Crab Sere or Soup
I will write down all the ingredients we use in this crab sere or soup. We normally just add in season and then taste taste taste. Add to your liking.
Clean and Washed Crabs
Chicken Bouillon
Black Pepper
Complete Season
In a Pan Fry
White or yellow onion
Add in Coconut Milk
Green onion and Calantro
keep stirring until it comes to a boil turn on low and keep stirring
Cooking time depends on how much gravy or soup you have half hour to an hour. Boil for 15mins.
Add Crabs and keep turning as much as possible cook for 15 more mins or test your crab by braking one open.
In a pot add half green plantain cover with water add a sprinkle of salt
In a next pot add fully ripen plantain not mushy. with water and salt
once cooked smash as soft as possible you can add butter as well.
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