Even the name of this recipe, unique to Jamaica, sounds like a party: Red Stripe battered fish'n festival? Bring it on! This is a fun and different kind meal to share with your guests- the fish is crispy and juicy, just like the best fish and chips, and the festival are like a sweeter, Jamaican take on hushpuppies. Hellshire Beach, just outside of Kingston, is famous for having some of the best fried fish on the island. The fish is fried up fresh to order and served with festival or bammie, a cassava root (yuca) cake. I took inspiration from the beach for this recipe, using Jamaica's beloved Red Stripe beer to make batter for coating the fish.
Get the recipe in my book, Cooking with Herb 75 Recipes for the Marley Natural Lifestyle and learn how to enhance this yummy meal with CannaOil!