Recipe courtesy of Michelle Bernstein


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  • Total: 2 days 45 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 2 days 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Salt and pepper

Flour, for dusting

3 pounds grouper or sea bass, skin off, cut into 4 to 5 ounce fillets

Canola oil, for frying

1 red onion, julienne

2 red peppers, julienne

2 yellow peppers, julienne

1 carrot, peeled sliced in thin rounds

4 cloves garlic, sliced thin

1/4 jalapeno chile, minced

1 tablespoon ketchup

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon peppercorns

1 shot hot pepper sauce

2 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced lengthwise into1/8-inch slices, tossed with lime juice and seasoned with salt


  1. Season fish with salt and pepper, and dust with flour. Heat a skillet and add canola oil to it. Saute the fish until brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and place in a deep pan.
  2. Remove some of the canola oil from the saute pan, and lower the heat to low, add all the vegetables and cook until soft and translucent. Add the ketchup and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Remove from the heat and add all other ingredients, except the avocado. Cover the fish with all ingredients and allow to cool to room temperature. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 days. Serve with avocado slices.