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Fish Balls Stew - Gambian Style
 
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  Cooking Ingredients:
1. 1 lb fresh fish
2. 2 large peppers
3. 1/4 pint of water
4. 5 large onions
5. 1 fresh bay leaf
6. 2 Maggi cubes
7. 1 fresh egg
8. 2 ounces of bread
9. 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
10. 1 teaspoon of hot chilli powder
11. 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
12. Salt & pepper
13. Tomato paste (smallest sized tin)

  Cooking Method:
1. Skin and gut the fish making sure to remove all bones.
   
2. Cut the fish into small pieces.
   
3. Peel and chop into fine pieces 1 onion, 1 pepper, and 1 cube of Maggi . Pound and mix till fine.
   
4. Soak then squeeze the bread and add to mix while mixing & pounding.
   
5. To the mix add the egg and parsley and mix.
   
6. Add the salt and pepper.
   
7. Put a little cooking grease or oil to your hands and shape into mouth size balls.
   
8. Heat a pan of oil until hot
   
9. Add a few fish balls at a time until brown all over then remove. Repeat process until all fish balls are cooked.
   
10. Chop the 4 onions into small pieces then fry in a frying pan until brown.
   
11. Add to this the tomato paste, black pepper and 1 Maggi cube. Add 2 tablespoons of water and stir until the sauce becomes thick.
   
12. Transfer the contents of the frying pan into a cooking pot and add 2 tea cups of water.
   
13. Bring to the boil.
   
14. Add the fish balls, bay leaf, lemon juice and boil for 5 minutes.
   
15. Add sliced peppers and chillie powder then simmer for 12 minutes.
   
16. Add salt or pepper to adjust to taste
   
17. Serve with either rice, yams or even spaghetti
 
Serves 4 persons
 
 
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