Fish Sorrel Recipe
How to make Fish Sorrel
African food recipe
Sorrel Fish RecipeServes 4
1 bunch of sorrel leaves, washed and chopped
3 dry any type of fish
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Water to cover
Salt and pepper to your liking
Remove the stalks from the sorrel. Wash the leaves and cook them with a little water, changing the water a few times to help reduce the sourness. Pound the cooked sorrel into a paste, and squeeze out excess liquid. Put the fish in a pot and cover with water. Add the sorrel and season with salt and pepper before bringing to a boil and cooking for 5-10 minutes. Serve with fufu.
Sorrel plant uses: There are several uses of sorrel in the preparation of food including a garnish, a tart flavoring agent, a salad green, and a curdling agent for cheese. The leaves have a lemony, tangy or nicely tart flavor. Blueberry farmers are familiar with the weed because it thrives in the same conditions under which blueberries are cultivated.
Scientific name: Rumex acetosella
Alternative uses: In Kenya among the Marakwet Community sorrel is known as kibongbong and is a perennial herbaceous plant whose tubers are used to treat hypertension, and diabetes.