Tasty Peppered Fish
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Easy and Super Tasty Peppered Fish

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Nigerian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 339kcal
Author Chichi Uguru

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

The Fish:

  • 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.

The Sauce:

  • 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.
    Sauce Prep for peppered fish
  • Fry for about a minute 
  • Then add the chopped red and green bell peppers. and  the bouillon powder.
    Sauce Prep for peppered fish
  • Stir fry for another two minutes on low heat. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Then turn off heat.

The Mix:

  • 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.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve with chips
  • Serve in stew
  • Serve with frejon

Notes