Fish tea

By Walgreens Aug 23, 2022 • 15 min

This zesty Caribbean classic proves that healthy dishes don’t need to be dull. The fast prep means you’ll have a homemade meal on the table in short order. Enjoy this soup year-round by subbing in seasonal vegetables and seafood.


  • 1 celery stalk, quartered
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-in. ginger root, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 fish stock cube, dissolved in 1 c. water
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • About 2 oz. okra, cut into 1 in. chunks
  • 1 small green banana or plantain, 3.5 oz., cut into slices
  • 1 summer squash or zucchini, about 7 oz., chopped
  • 4-6 scallions (spring onions), chopped
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, halved
  • 7 oz. red snapper fillets, cut into chunks


Step 1:

Place the celery, carrot, bay leaf, garlic, ginger, allspice, thyme and fish stock in a pan. Bring to a gentle boil, cover, then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 2:

Add the red pepper, okra, green banana and summer squash. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3:

Add the scallions and Scotch bonnet pepper; stir. Finally, add the red snapper chunks and cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer. Discard the bay leaf and serve.

Nutrition facts

2 servings 

Serving size: 1 scant cup

Amount per serving

Calories 241

Total fat 3.1g 

Saturated fat 0.6g

Sodium 150mg

Total carbohydrate 25.7g

Dietary fiber 7.7g

Total sugars 12.5g

Protein 23.8g

Adapted from
Published August 2022.

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