Fried Fish in Peanut Sauce

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Few spoonfuls - palm oil
  • 1 inch - whole fish (daurade, porgy, bream, or similar), washed, patted dry, and cut into serving size pieces
  • 2-3 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp - coriander
  • 1/2 tsp - ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp - nutmeg, grated
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • Smoked or dried shrimp or prawns (or fish); half of it ground into powder and half for garnish
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 onion - finely sliced
  • 1-2 tsp - chilli peppers, cleaned
  • 1 cup - peanut butter (natural or homemade)

How to Make Fried Fish in Peanut Sauce

  • Heat the palm oil in a skillet. Fry the fish and half of the garlic on both sides until done.
  • Set aside on absorbent paper.
  • Grind together the coriander, ginger, nutmeg, salt, black pepper, and half the dried shrimp (or fish).
  • In a saucepan bring four cups of water to boil.
  • Add the fish head and the spices and ground dried shrimp (or fish).
  • Reduce heat and let simmer.
  • Heat a few spoonful of peanut oil in a clean skillet.
  • Fry onion and remaining garlic until browned. Add chilli pepper.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Add the fried fish to the onion-garlic mixture.
  • Remove fish head from broth.
  • Strain broth if desired. Add peanut butter.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Simmer over low heat until it is thickened into a sauce.
  • Pour the thickened sauce into the skillet over the fish and onions.
  • Add remaining dried shrimp (or fish).
  • Simmer together for a few minutes.
  • Serve fish and sauce over boiled rice, with boiled plantains on the side.
  • The cooked chilli peppers can be served or discarded as desired.