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Gambian Fish Balls Stew

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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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