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African Fish Ball Stew

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Fish balls stew also called soupe de boulette de poisson in some west African countries .The fish balls are cooked in a tomato stew with some vegetables. The stew is serve with rice, couscous , yams or even with some spaghetti. The preparation will take you sometime but the outcome is so worthy. Try this stew and you will love it for the rest of your life.
  Fish 500 Gram
  Onion 1⁄2
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Peanut butter 1 Tablespoon
  Chilli peppers To Taste
  Fresh tomatoes 2
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, minced
  Bouillon cube 1
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), grated
  Red chilli/Green chili To Taste
  Cooking oil 3 Tablespoon
  Black pepper/White pepper To Taste
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
  Corn flour 1 Tablespoon

1. Remove bones and skin from the fish or use fish fillet.
2. Grind the fish in a food processor with some salt.
3. Grind the onion, garlic, bouillon cube, chili pepper and black pepper in a food processor.
4. Mix the fish with the onion mixture and peanut butter.
5. Mix well, add the corn flour if you want.
6. Grease your hands and shape the fish mixture into small balls.
7. Heat the oil on medium and fry the fish balls until brown.
8. Remove and reserve.
9. In a big bowl, mash the fresh tomatoes with a little bit of water.
10. Add the tomato paste, minced onion, grated garlic, bouillon cube, black pepper.
11. Heat the oil and add the tomato mixture.
12. Let simmer at low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until it’s thickened and you can see the oil.
13. Add your vegetables and water.
14. Bring to boil and add the fish balls.
15. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
16. Add salt and pepper to your taste.

17. Serve with rice or yams. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Fish curry gets a new avatar in this African Fish Ball Stew. Watch this video to learn this simple and flavorful dish. To make it easier, you can use boneless fish fillets. Try this dish for a change!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1320 Calories from Fat 1129

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 128 g196.6%

Saturated Fat 17.1 g85.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 65.1 mg21.7%

Sodium 776.2 mg32.3%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.4%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 28 g56.6%

Vitamin A 14.5% Vitamin C 31.7%

Calcium 6.4% Iron 9.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

African Fish Ball Stew Recipe Video