Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This recipe comes from West Africa, and is from Classic International Recipes. Because rivers, lakes, and ocean inlets are plentiful here, fish and seafood are used often. It is too "bland" as posted, so I have taken some liberties! Maybe not authentic, but tastier! Revised 06/03/2011.
- 1 lb fish fillet
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes, cut up
- 1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (may increase if you like it hot!)
- 1 teaspoon creole seasoning, Zatarains preferred
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut okra (may use fresh)
- hot cooked basmati rice
- Remove any skin from the fish fillets and cut the fillets into 1-inch pieces; set aside.
- In a Dutch oven cook the onion and green pepper in hot cooking oil until the onion is tender but not brown. Once the onion is translucent, add the garlic and jalapeno pepper. Stir in undrained tomatoes, eggplant, tomato sauce, water, salt, ground red pepper, and creole seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until the eggplant is tender.
- Stir in okra and fish pieces. Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until the okra is tender and the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork; stir occasionally while cooking.
- Ladle the stew into soup bowls. Spoon some hot cooked basmati rice atop each serving.
Loved this hearty fish dish! I halved the recipe; I don't care for okra so just used the whole eggplant instead of half of it. I used tilapia and thought it was great for this. I was generous with the red pepper and creole seasoning as we like a bit of heat. Served as you suggested with rice and a salad and enjoyed a great meal - thanks for sharing the recipe!
This was a different way for us to eat fish. Had a nice flavor. Made for ZWT7 ~Skim into Africa.
We made this stew using fresh fish we caught. It was a tasty stew and went over well with the whole family, quite filling and a nice fresh taste. We thought it could be a little more spicey, next time we will add more red pepper and possibly some other spices that work well with fish. Made for the ZWT 2011