Fish stew

Here is a simple recipe I like for cooking fish like tilapia. It doesn't take a lot of time to prepare and can be served with ugali or rice.

1. 1 whole fish, cleaned
2. 1 onion
3. 2 large tomatoes
4. Dhania/Coriander
5. Crushed ginger
6. Crushed garlic
7. Fresh lemon juice
8. Pepper (optional)
9. Royco

1. In a small bowl, mix the crushed garlic, ginger and fresh lemon juice.
2. Slit the fish across two or three times depending on the size.
3. Insert the crushed garlic, ginger and lemon juice into the open slits.
4. Deep fry the fish on both sides till brown and cooked.
5. Saute onions in little oil in a cooking pot till transluscent.
6. Add tomatoes and dhania.
7. Add salt then cook till they form a paste.
8. In a bowl, mix & stir 1/2 cup of water and royco.
9. Add to the pot and stir. Bring to a boil.
10.Put whole fish into the pot then let cook for ten minutes on both sides.
11.Serve with fried rice or ugali.

Don't cook the fish in the pot for too long so that it does not crumble.
Royco can be substituted with curry powder or any spice of your choice. You can also add it directly to the tomato paste without first mixing with water in a bowl.Curry powder doesn't need to be mixed with water before adding to the pot.


  1. I'm a follow the recipe to the tee cook and I need to know how much of the spices and lemon juice should I use. i.e. 1-2 teaspoons/tablespoons? Please reply.


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