Sunday, 31 May 2015

How to Cook Smoked Fish Stew

Smoked fish stew is a famous stew amongst the Ghanaians and the Guineans. They love it not only because of its good taste but also because of the ease and simplicity of cooking.

It is usually served with rice but you can also serve it with anything you want depending on how you like it. 

The stew is usually very spicy but the level of spiciness will depend on your taste. 

Serves:  4-6

Cooking time: 45 min


  • 2 smoked fishes (smoked salmon or cat-fish)
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 gloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 fresh Chilies pepper or to taste
  • 2 MAGGI cubes
  • 4 small pieces of pumpkin (optional)
  • 3 fresh Chili or to taste
  • Locust Beans (Iru)
  • Black pepper
  • 1 big carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 2 potatoes peeled and divide into 2
  • 100ml of palm oil or peanut oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 litre of water

How to cook 

Step 1: Put the mashed tomato in a big bowl, add the tomato paste, the onion, garlic, black pepper and 1 MAGGI cube. Then mix well and set aside

Step 2: Wash the smoked fish with hot water and cut into medium size pieces.

Step 3:  In a cooking pot, heat the oil on medium on high heat and stir in the smoked fish with add the tomato mixture. Cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Add all the vegetables, carrot, the potatoes and water.  Add the chili peppers and the remaining MAGGI cube.

Step 5:  Let simmer for 20 minutes and add the pumpkin in the soup.

Cook for another 10 minutes and salt to your taste.

Serve the stew with rice or Fufu. enjoy!

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