Seafood Jalea

How to make a Seafood Jalea.

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

  • 10 ounces fish filettes
  • 10 ounces squid cut in rings
  • 10 ounces shrimp, cleaned
  • 2 green plantains, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup red or orange bell pepper, cut in thin slices
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or rice flour
  • 3 cups vegetable oil, divided
  • 6 limes, divided
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ají amarillo sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, chopped


  1. Cut the fish in 1.5 x 1.5 inch squares.
  2. Season fish and seafood with salt and pepper, and dredge in the flour.
  3. Put in a colander and shake the excess flour.
  4. Heat 2 cups vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. When hot, add the seafood in batches and cook until golden.
  6. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towels.
  7. In another saucepan heat 1 cup vegetable oil until very hot and bubbly, and fry the plantain slices until they turn a lightly golden colour.
  8. In a bowl combine garlic, onion, cilantro, bell pepper, salt, and pepper.
  9. Add the juice of 2 limes.
  10. Combine seafood with fried plantains in a dish, and serve accompanied with the onion sauce, mayonnaise or ají amarillo sauce and lime slices.
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