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Peppered Fish? Yes! Yes! and Yes! again? you read right. If you have hung out with me long enough on the blog, I know you know or can tell I am not a fan of fish because of what it does to my system but I still get to make some fish occasionally for my family and most of the time its peppered fish and not the fish stew. Recently I noticed my Ada (my first daughter) has decided join my fish less life. I tried to convince her to have some fried fish and this is the conversation that took place.
Me: ‘mama’ I think you should have some fish.
Ada: No mummy I don’t like fish just like you.
Me: Fish is good for you .
Ada: ok mummy but I still don’t like fish
Me: Why? Then. What’s your reason?
Ada: The same reason as yours mummy…..
Me: Which is …?
Ada: I don’t know but I know it’s the same as yours….
Well except for my Ada who is my solidarity seafood ‘unlover’ every body else enjoys the fish on the very few occasions when I make fish.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of lent when Christians go into fasting in preparation for Easter. Most have denied themselves a lot of things they love as a form of sacrifice unto the Lord. In that light Catholics all over the world in addition to any other sacrifice they choose, abstain meat through the Lenten season especially on fridays one of the recipes enjoyed during this period especially on Good Friday is Frejon a ‘coconutty’ black bean soup of Portuguese origin. Lenten season ends next week and since I already shared the Frejon recipe, which is a Good Friday delight, I decided to share this easy and tasty peppered fish recipe that goes absolutely well with it.
Are you ready to get wowed because this fish is super tasty. Well I know because I tasted a bit of it before the rest was devoured by mostly hubby and a little of his son. Also this peppered sauce is amazing for any meat you want to douse it with lol.
I prefer to use croaker fish in my cooking because it has less of the fishy smell that definitely puts me off seafood.
Marinade the fish for 30 mins to an hour with lemon and salt to help reduce this smell further. Then fry fry fry?
Then toss toss toss in the peppered sauce and that’s it. Hope you get to give this tasty peppered fish a try. It’s Holy Week,this seems to be the perfect time to share this amazing recipe. have a great week peeps.
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Easy and Super Tasty Peppered Fish
- 1500 g of croaker fish or fish of choice cleaned washed and patted dry.
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 2 large red bell peppers chopped
- 2 large green bell peppers chopped
- 1 large onion chopped in rings
- 1 tsp bouillon powder
- 3- 4 habanero peppers
- 1 small tomato
- 4 Tbsp Oil
- 2 cups of oil for deep frying
- Mix lemon juice and salt
- In a clean bowl, mix fish and marinade together then transfer into a freezer bag and put in the fridge.
- Allow the fish to marinade for 30 mins to an hour
- After the marinade, heat up oil and deep fry the fish at least 3 mins on each side.
- Transfer to a tray lined with paper towel to help absorb excess oil.
- Blend tomato and habanero pepper with as little water as possible and set aside
- While fish is marinating, heat up 4 tbsp of oil, sauté onions.
- Pour in the tomato pepper mix.
- Fry for about a minute
- Then add the chopped red and green bell peppers. and the bouillon powder.
- Stir fry for another two minutes on low heat. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Then turn off heat.
- After frying the fish, transfer to another tray then pour this sauce over the fish and mix gently to prevent the fish from breaking apart.
- Serve with chips
- Serve in stew
- Serve with frejon