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Did you know? 1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y. 2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not a island because Africa is a continent

Ghanaian Catfish Stewed With Tomatoes

A truly delicious Ghanaian Catfish Stew made in one-pot.

Catfish are a bottom-dwelling freshwater fish with barbels that look a lot like whiskers but are sensory organs around the catfish mouth. Most of the meat from catfish is found around the belly. There is a large piece of meat on the belly of the catfish so larger the fish the more meat to make catfish stew.


Fish is the cheapest source of animal protein in Africa. Ghana’s fisheries provide 65% of the countries protein requirements, and support the livelihoods of almost 10% of Ghana’s population. 

Ghanaian Catfish with Stewed Tomatoes

Ghanaian Catfish with Stewed Tomatoes
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Easy Ghanaian catfish stewed with tomatoes is healthy, an inexpensive recipe to make and incredibly delicious. 

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Ingredients
4 medium sized catfish fillets
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups vegetable stock
1 medium chopped onion
1 medium chopped red pepper
4 medium chopped tomatoes

Directions

Sauté filleted catfish in olive oil with the spices. When fish is half cooked slowly add vegetable stock, chopped onion, a red pepper, and tomatoes. Cook on slow for 30 minutes and serve with soft bread.



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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not a island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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