How to make nourishing Nigerian fish stew
This is a very tasty dish that is very easy to make and won’t take much of your time.
The Nigerian fish stew can be made using fried or steamed fish depending on what you are going to eat it with. It should be fried if you want to eat it with rice or pasta and steamed if you are eating it with swallow.
1 large croaker fish
2 large tomatoes
1 large bell pepper
5 scotch bonnet peppers (ata rodo)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 medium sized ginger
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon Curry
3 small thyme stalks or 1/2 teaspoon of thyme powder
A pinch of chopped scent leaves
Vegetable Oil for frying
- Wash, remove the scales, cut and season the croaker fish with 2 blended scotch bonnet peppers, 1 clove of garlic and a seasoning cube.
- Put the oil in a pan and place on medium heat then fry the fish till both sides turn golden brown.
- Blend scotch bonnet peppers, ginger, 1 tomato, half of the bell pepper and garlic then pour in a bowl and set aside.
- Dice the tomato and bell pepper you have left and set it aside.
- In a separate pot, scoop 1 cooking spoon of oil into your pot and heat up. Fry your onions and chopped tomato and bell pepper on medium heat.
- Pour in the blended mix, season with your thyme, seasoning cubes and a teaspoon of curry for about 8-10 minutes on medium heat. Be sure to check that your sauce is not burning, if it is reduce the heat.
- Add the fish but stir lightly in the sauce so the fish does not break apart and finally add the scent leaves or basil.
Your Nigerian fish stew is ready! Serve hot with rice, pasta or any swallow of your choice.Tags: Fish Nigerian Dish Nigerian fish stew Pasta Rice Stew