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University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria


Fish stew is made with fresh fish and a nice selection of spices. It is known for being a healthy stew and is enjoyed by most Nigerian families and can be a cost saver for a Nigerian student.

*Serves – 5 people
Blended Pepper
140g of Tomato paste
Pure Vegetable Oil (Enough for cooking)
2 Medium-sized Fresh fish
1 Medium Onion (Diced)
2 Seasoning cubes
Salt to taste


Step 1
Wash, cut, clean and season the fish with salt and set aside.
Step 2
Heat up vegetable oil in a deep pot, add the diced onions. Let it fry for 1 minute then pour in your blended pepper and tomato paste.
Step 3
Let it boil for 35- 40minutes or until the excess water dries up. Stir occasionally to prevent it from burning.
Step 4
Season the stew with curry, thyme, seasoning cubes and salt to taste. Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes. .
Step 5
Add the fresh fish, cover and let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes or until the fish is properly cooked.
Step 6
Check for seasoning and adjust if necessary
Step 7
Serve with Rice, Yam, etc.


Post Author: Abdul'Hakeem Ogundipe

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