Select Page

My Recipe Blog


After much prayer and discernment. I came to the decision to keep my ideas for eating with the food we read so much about in the Holy Scriptures.

One of my favorite stories to retell is the story of “the boy with the five loaves and two fish.”  There is also “the feeding of the seven thousand.” So many times, the Prophet of all prophets, Yeshua, called his disciples, “fisher’s of men.”  Although He called a mixed group of business people, in HIS group there were tax collectors, stone builders, tent makers, accountants, medical doctors, and many fishermen. I think it is very interesting and noteworthy that their LAST documented meal with Adonai Yeshua was baked fish on the beach. There He surprised them and made breakfast for them before He went back to be with our Father in Heaven. What a beautiful picture of our Savior. He would always provide, feed and care for His sheep. So, I would like to quote from an article that I found on fishing during that time and in that area where Yeshua lived and ministered:

Article from 

 “The art of fishing has changed little over the course of man’s existence. Though there are several methods for fishing, each method has been tried in nearly every area of the world. It is for this reason the format of this paper will not be categorized by area or culture. Rather it is my goal to expound on the skill of fishing in the ancient near east, and what that would have looked like during the times of the Bible. Types of fish, methods, boats, processing, the trade/commerce and the fishermen themselves are some of the many aspects of fishing that played an important role in ancient near eastern civilization.

Types of Fish

There are believed to be between eighteen and twenty-four different species of indigenous fish in the Sea of Galilee alone. These fish were a little different than their counterparts than in other bodies of water as is stated in Schaff-Herzog: “In Palestine fish abound in the Jordan, the Sea of Galilee, and in perennial brooks. The Sea of Galilee has a few varieties not found elsewhere, except in tropical waters like the Nile.”

The first of these fish is the Musht which means comb in Arabic which would describe the spiny dorsal fin. The most famous of this group is the Tilapia Galilea, also know as the St. Peter’s Fish (more later about this fish). The Musht is and was one of the most popular fish to be consumed as there flat shape makes them ideal for the frying pan. They also have few small bones and an easily removable spine. These characteristics make this type of fish the primary fish of the Sea of Galilee. As the water cools for the winter the Musht is the only large fish that schools and moves to the shallow shoals (this will become important later). Another small detail that becomes more important is the diet of the Musht as its sole diet consists of plankton.

The second type of fish is known as Biny fish. These fish are easily identified by the “barbels” or whisker type flesh that hangs from around the mouth. These fish are a hardy fish that was popular for the Sabbath feasts. These Biny fish can usually be found near schools of sardines as they are predatory fish eating everything from snail and mollusks to sardines.

The third type of important fish is the Sardine. These are the smallest fish that are harvested commercially. These fish tend to stay together in large schools, which help their individualistic chances for survival against predator fish. This is also a down-side for their survival concerning certain fishing methods, as a great number of fish can be gathered in one attempt. These Sardines where also commonly referred to as “small fish”. It was likely that these “small fish” are a better representation of the fish used in Matt. 15:34, Mark 8:7, and John 6:9 for the miraculous feedings of the multitude.

Click here for the article source at


In my “Book Two – Jamaican Recipe for Parents” and “Book Three – Jamaican Recipe for Families,” I will be sharing some famous Jamaican recipes, mostly soups. The others will be jerk, curry, baked fish, fried, steam and Escovitch fish dishes.

If you would like your recipe to be featured in one of the chapters,  please email your BEST Jamaican FISH RECIPE or FISH SOUP RECIPE with a picture!
Rivkah (Reva)

All correspondence is to be directed to:
Rivkah (Reva) Lannaman
Phone: 561.881.9171