African Seafood Recipe
Learn How to Make Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew Recipe
Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew Recipe
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Fresh bonga fish (Ethmalosa fimbriata) is used in cooking stews and fried fish recipes. Some boil the fresh bonga fish and use it as a side dish for local recipes. Other African home chefs buy bonga fish roasted, salted and dried, or smoked bonga fish.
It is estimated that nearly 70 percent of the total fish supply in West Africa is marketed in the smoked or dried forms. Bonga fish is caught in the coastal and estuarine waters, and lagoons along West Africa from Senegal to Cameroon. During the dry season it is caught far inland when salt water penetrates the rivers.
Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew
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Cameroon in West Africa, bonga fish is a popular fish to use in recipes, bonga is usually smoked with lots of fresh vegetables.
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4 smoked bongas or any smoked fish
2 green plantains cut in quarters
2 medium onions, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
2 large tomatoes, diced
¼ cup palm oil
2 dried basil leaves
2 cups vegetable broth
Pepper to taste
In a large pot heat palm oil, add onions and peppers sauté 3 minutes. Add all ingredients into a large pot and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over rice or as a stew.