West African Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe

West African Recipes by The African Gourmet Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe

Egusi smoked fish stew recipe is a stress-free, simple African recipe to make for a family weeknight dinner. Egusi seeds are the seeds of plants of squash, melon, gourd, and pumpkin which, after being dried and ground, are used as an ingredient in East and West African recipes.

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 35 min Total time: 55 min

West African Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe

2 large pieces any smoked fish
2 large white fish filets
2 large handfuls sorrel leaves or spinach
½ cup ground egusi seeds
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons palm oil or butter
1 teaspoon ground curry powder
1 hot pepper, chopped
5 cups fish stock or water

Heat palm oil over medium heat in a large pot; add onions and garlic. Add remaining ingredients except for egusi, fish and sorrel, or spinach. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Add egusi and fish, stir, and simmer 15 minutes longer. Finally, add sorrel or spinach; simmer for 2-3 minutes and serve over rice.

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