Fried Fish Stew
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: African
  • 6 whole tilapia, cut into 3
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion
  • 5 red bell pepper
  • 4 medium-sized tomato
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Jamaican pepper, seeds, and ribs removed (include seeds if you love heat)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 sachet bullion
  • kosher salt
  1. Clean the fish and marinate with salt, fish seasoning, and garlic powder. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes or longer.
  2. Add the bell pepper, tomatoes, garlic cloves, Jamaican pepper, and large onion into a food processor or blender. Pulse or purée until smooth.
  3. In a deep fryer, heat oil to about 375 and fry the fish for about 2 - 4minutes
  4. Pour the 1 cup of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add the chopped onions, minced garlic, and a couple pinches of salt. Stir in the tomato paste, and cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the pureed tomatoes/pepper, curry powder, thyme, bullion and a generous pinch of salt.
  7. Bring to a boil, cover it lightly then lower the heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  8. Let the sauce simmer until it cooks down to a rich consistency, about 20 minutes. At this point, the oil would rise to the top.
  9. Add the fried fish and simmer for about 5 minutes or longer to allow the fish to soak up some of the sauce, careful not to stir.
  10. Serve over rice.
Recipe by Afropolitan Mom at