Tasty Peppered Fish

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


  • 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


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