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How To Make Grilled Fish The Nigerian Way

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As with most recipes that turn out bomb.com, this grilled fish recipe doesn’t need much. The key to the best tasting meat/fish is to have the right combination of spices soaking in the raw meat/fish for the right amount of time.

Ingredients

For fish

  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp Cameroon pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Optional: 1 tsp suya spice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tilapia fish

For sauce

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp curry
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preparation

For fish

  1. Gut, scale, and clean fish. Pre-set oven to 375F (~190C).
  2. Combine all the spices and oil and rub over the fish on both sides. Leave to marinate for 1hr or overnight (preferred).
  3. Place fish on a grill tray and place baking pan under tray to capture any liquid spill.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, then switch to broil at 525F (~275C) for 5 minutes.

For sauce

  1. Coarsely blend tomatoes, bell pepper, and scotch bonnet pepper.
  2. Sauté onions in oil over medium heat then add tomato and pepper mix.
  3. Season with a stock cube, thyme, and curry.
  4. Fry for 15 minutes and taste for salt. Adjust as needed.
  5. Spread some on top of fish or serve as a side.
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