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Fried Adobo Honey Fish
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

We all love fried foods. This Fried Adobo Honey Fish hits the right spot as it is crispy, light and delicious. Paired with Cilantro Lime Rice for the epic win!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, South American
Keyword: Fried Adobo Honey Fish
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf
Fish Ingredients:
  • 2 Whole White Fish Red Snapper, Tilapia or Striped Bass preferred
  • 1.5 tbsp of Adobo Honey Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp of Flour
  • 1 quart of Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Chopped Cilantro for garnish
  • 1 tsp of Chopped Scallions for garnish
  • Sliced Limes for garnish
  • Mexican Crema for garnish
  • Cooked Black Beans on side
Cilantro Lime Rice Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cups of White or Brown Rice cooked
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp of Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 tsp of Sea Salt
  1. Score both sides of your whole fish with 3-4 cuts going from the top fin to the belly at only ΒΌ inch deep. Space them out by about 1 inch if possible. Thoroughly season them with the Adobo Honey rub or any spicy fish seasoning you have available. Coat the outside with flour. Set aside until you are ready to cook.
  2. Preheat your fire/grill for direct cooking at medium high temperature (around 375F). Add a large dutch oven skillet over the coals to preheat for 2-3 minutes. Once preheated, carefully add your canola oil to the skillet. Using a thermometer, bring the oil up to an even 325F before you are ready to cook.
  3. When the oil is ready, carefully add the fish to the skillet and cook for about 3-3.5 minutes per side or until they reach 145F internal. Once they are done, pull them off and let them rest for 1-2 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the Cilantro Lime Rice.
  5. Add your fish to a plate with black beans and the Cilantro Lime Rice. Add a drizzle of Mexican Crema over the fish then top with chopped cilantro & scallions. Serve with sliced limes and enjoy!