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Nigerian fish stew

Nigerian Fish Stew Recipe

Abi Olayiwola
Delicious,spicy and easy to prepare fish stew cooked in Nigerian style pepper and tomato sauce. It is perfect for slurping on a cold day, or eaten with other foods at any time of the day.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine African, Nigerian
Servings 4
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 fillets Sea bass You can use any fish available
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Red bell pepper
  • 1 Scotch bonnet
  • 3 Tomatoes large or ½ can chopped
  • 1 ½ Onions medium
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
  • 3 tablespoons Palm oil
  • 1 cup Fish stock
  • 1 tablespoon Basil chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cut each fish fillet into two or three pieces, depending on the size. Pour in a bowl, season with salt and keep to one side.
  • Remove the stalk from the red pepper. Blend with habanero, 1 onion, tomatoes, garlic and ginger.
  • Heat the palm oil in a sauce pan for a few minutes until the colour starts to change. Be careful not to bleach the oil.
  • Chop the remaining onions. Add into the pan and fry for 2 mins.
  • Pour in the blended pepper, tomatoes’, onion, garlic and ginger mixture.
  • Add the stock, and some salt to taste.
  • Cover the pan allow to simmer for about 15 mins.
  • Add the fish as well as the basil and stir.
  • Cover the pan and allow to continue cooking until the fish is cooked which should be no more than 10 mins.
  • Remove the pan from heat and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal
Keyword Fish soup, Fish stew, Imoyo, Nigerian fish stew, Obe eja tutu
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