Community Recipe: Bajan Fish Cutter


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This recipe comes straight out of my trip to Cuz's Fish Stand in Barbados. Cutters are a type of sandwich and this fish version is delicious. Serve with plenty of chilli pepper sauce and share with your friends.


  • 4 Gem Lettuce Leaves
  • 3 cup Plain White Flour (Bread)
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 Beef Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Jerk Spice
  • 1 Bottle Hot Bajan Sauce
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Butter (Bread)
  • 4 Fillets of White Fish (I used cod)
  • 3 tsp Light Muscovado Sugar (Bread)
  • 1 tsp Salt (Bread)
  • 1 tsp Active Dry Yeast (Bread)
  • 4 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Slices White Bread
  • 2 Eggs
Salt Bread Rolls

Step 1

Salt Bread Rolls

Place the flour, salt and butter into a bowl and rub into crumbs. Add the yeast & sugar to warm water, leave for a minute, then stir into the mixture bit by bit. Knead your dough on a floured surface for 10 mins and leave to prove for 40 mins or until dough has risen.

Salt Bread Rolls 2

Step 2

Salt Bread Rolls 2

Punch down the dough and divide into 6. Roll out and pop on a baking tray. Leave to rest again for 30 minutes. Brush each one with water and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. These rolls are very light and fluffy. If you don't have time to make the bread, shop bought ones can substitute.

Bread The Fish

Step 3

Bread The Fish

Blend the breadcrumbs together and place in a bowl. Whisk the eggs into another bowl. Stir the jerk spice into the breadcrumbs in a third bowl. Dip each fillet into the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs so they are fully covered.

Fry The Fish

Step 4

Fry The Fish

Heat 2-3 cm of oil in a pan on a high heat. (Check it is hot enough by throwing in a breadcrumb. If it fizzles it is hot enough for frying. Never leave unattended.) Fry each fish, turning over now and then until the breadcrumbs begin to turn crispy. Take out and dry on a piece of kitchen towel.


Step 5


Slice your salt bread roll in half. Place a slice of beef tomato on first, then the lettuce, then the fish fillet, then the cheddar cheese. The final ingredient is the hot sauce. Add as much as you dare...

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