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Afrifish Africa most popular cuisine

Fish is the most popular protein food in coastal Africa and Afrifish is a dish of fish stew. Our recipe for fish stew with herbs and fresh fish ingredients teaches how to cook fish with The African Gourmet.

Afrifish Fish Stew

Make this recipe for fresh Afrifish Stew so you can cook fresh fish and eat fresh fish everyday.


Ingredients
4 mackerel fillets
2 tablespoon tomato puree 3 small pieces young fresh root ginger finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
1 scotch bonnet, finely chopped
2 whole cloves
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
3 medium diced tomatoes
1 sprig thyme
1 Irish potato, diced
2 cups frozen okra
3 tablespoons palm oil
1 cup fish or vegetable stock

Directions
Heat the oil in a large pot, fry ginger, garlic, onion, and scotch bonnet until light golden-brown and softened. Add cloves, paprika, fennel, and coriander. Stir in the tomato puree; add tomatoes, thyme, and potatoes. Simmer in stock 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Then add fish and simmer 5 minutes longer, serve over rice.


Fresh fried fish for sale in Ghana

Did you know?
If you are new to cooking fish, learning how to cook fish from a woman in Ghana is the best lesson. Ghana coastline is 528 km or 328 miles, fishing is life and cooking fish in Ghana is a recipe art. Lake Volta is the most important inland fishery in Ghana, Lake Volta covers a total of 1,232 communities.




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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.