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Herb-Baked Hog Fish with Vegetable Medley

A fun and inclusive way to bring family and friends together, is family-style serving which is where every dish is spread out on the table and diners pass the food around. This encourages great conversations, laughs, and interaction among the group. The hog fish is a beautiful aquatic fish known for its desirable meat and large size; making it the perfect focus of this entree. This recipe has a lot of spice and seasoning as it uses the Firehouse Spice Blaze mix. This is a great center dish for a celebratory event, a family gathering or outside eating event on the patio.

Cooking time: 30 - 45 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes


1 Hog Fish, cleaned

2.5 tbsp. Blaze (spicy seasoning paste)

1.5 tsp Spark by Firehouse Spice

2 Garlic Cloves, minced

1.5 Yellow Onion, quartered

½ tsp. Rosemary, minced

1.5 tsp. Thyme, minced

3 pinches of Sizzle (Sea Salt) by Firehouse Spice

1 tsp Black Pepper

1.5 Plantain, sliced lengthwise

1.5 Zucchini, sliced thick

½ cup Drinking water

½ Lime (to use in the fish cavity)

1 Lemon (sliced circular and place atop the fish)


Preheat oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Ensure that Hog Fish is cleaned, no presence of bones) and score the fish on both sides (at least 3 slashes). Squeeze fresh lime juice into a small bowl and add Spark . Once Spark is dissolved, place mix into the cavity of the fish. Place lemon slices on top and the thyme springs into the scored parts of the fish.

Add all other seasonings into a medium bowl, mix and spread on the outside of fish (covering all parts). In a bowl, gently mix water, 1 pinch of Sizzle, 1 tsp of thyme, zucchini and plantain. Place mixture at the bottom of the pan. Add fish on top of or in the middle of vegetable mix and seal tightly with foil. Let bake for 30 minutes covered, 10 minutes uncovered. Remove from heat and let cool for for 3- 5 minutes. Serve with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Serving size: 4 – 6 ppl


  • Scoring is placing long slashes into the longest part of the fish. This allows for better cooking and flavoring.

  • For more infused and savory flavor, add 3 whole garlic cloves, diced tomatoes and 1 quartered yellow onion into the pan to bake with the fish.

  • Fish can be topped with sliced fresh tomatoes.

  • Fish can be eaten with additional vegetables such as pumpkin, okra and cassava.

  • Other side dish ideas include brown or black rice.

Don't forget to use 'fusion5' to receive 5% off your order with Firehouse Spice Co.!

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