Simple Fish Stew

by Shalimba

It took me almost a week to come up with this title J, I wanted a catchy one but ended up here…lol I think it  is one of two things, either old age and its effects is catching up on me or I am just not reading enough literature. Fish in stew or stew on fish, or stewed fish, whichever one slides down your tongue smoothly is what this recipe is for.

I get struck by cravings for good white meat once in a while and when I do, I can’t be stopped. So this day I was craving fish, and not just any fish but tilapia.  Boarded a matatu, about 30 minutes away is where I got these because where I live we have no luxury of getting fresh water fish of any kind.

Already deep fried fish is what I bought.  I always buy fried fish then I go make a stew.  Someone please share a recipe for cooking fresh fish I give it a try.  I’ve only ever had fresh fish once in my life and it just wouldn’t go down my throat, but because I am into trying new things, maybe it’s time I gave it a second chance.  But for now, here is my deep fried fish in thick, tasty stew.  I used two small fish.  If looking to make a bigger fish or larger meal you can add/increase the ingredients.

Simple Fish Stew

It took me almost a week to come up with this title J, I wanted a catchy one but ended up here…lol… Food fish, fried fish, fish stew European Print This
Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: - calories - fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • • 1& 1/2 ripe tomatoes (large sized)
  • • 1 onion medium
  • • 1 green bell pepper
  • • 2 cloves garlic
  • • 1 level tsp. salt
  • • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • • ½ tsp. tomato paste
  • • Fish (2pcs)
  • • 1/2 cup water


  • Wash and soak your fish in warm water for about a minute

  • Dice onion and mince garlic then set aside.
  • Dice the tomatoes and capsicum set aside.
  • Heat oil on a pot that is wide enough to fit the fish without breaking them
  • Add in the onions and garlic, let cook till golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and capsicum cover and let cook till well done into a paste
  • Add salt and tomato paste and stir.

  • Pour in the water then place your fish in and allow cooking about 3 minutes on each side

  • Remove from fire and serve with either ugali or rice while hot.


You can mix in chopped up coriander leaves after removing from heat to add more flavor and for garnish.

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