Fresh Fish Gravy With Fruity Rice

How to cook fresh catfish gravy

Fresh catfish gravy to serve with rice.



fresh fish gravy served with rice and sweet fruits
Fresh fish gravy is one of those healthy tasty dishes that I can serve and even eat daily without complain. It is fast and easy to cook,  looks so appetizing and rich when served.
For the kids who complain whenever there is pepper in food, I warned them earlier , that this dish is for adults because, I cannot afford to cook or eat fresh fish without enough fresh pepper.

The warning failed to get them deterred. With sounds of heavy breathing in and out through their mouths, they quietly devoured this peppery fish, Quietly, I mean.  They knew I wasn't begging anyone to eat, so, they behaved and even confessed that they enjoyed the pepper. Lol!
how to cook fresh fish gravy
**catfish is very slimy and difficult to handle, always wash with salted warm water before use.**
fresh cat fish gravy
cooking cat fish gravy

 Ingredients For Fresh Fish Gravy:

  • Fresh cat fish, croaker or any fresh fish of your choice. 1 large fish
  • spring onion 2
  • roughly ground or chopped fresh pepper 3
  • flour 2 dessert spoons or thickener
  • seasoning 2 cubes
  • chopped cabbage 1/2 cup
  • chopped tatashe 1 large 
  • salt to taste
  • green pepper 1(optional)

pineapple served as a side
hot dish of fish gravy with boiled rice and ripe fruits
pineapples, oranges, watermelon,or paw paw can be served with rice and fish sauce as a side
fresh fish head with rice
 Cooking Procedure:
For those who know how to cook fresh fish pepper soup, you can  follow that method, but remember to thicken a little with flour.

  1. microwave fish in salted water ( For very big fishes, to enable them cook right inside too) For smaller fish, you can skip microwaving and just cook the fish in in a pot with salted water before adding in your gravy
  2. For the fish gravy, saute' the chopped white part of spring onion, chopped cabbage, chopped or ground red pepper and seasoning. Add a little flour, stir, check for salt before pouring into the salted microwaved or boiled fresh fish.
  3. Simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes, or as long as you want the gravy to seep into the fresh fish."cook in a deep pot so that the fish sinks inside and gets covered by the sauce, Check again for salt, taste  and thickness before turning off the heat.
  4. Serve with boiled or curried rice, boiled yam or boiled unripe plantain.

hot fresh fish sauce 
I am really truly sorry about using this fry pan. I completely forgot. It won't happen again by God's SPECIAL grace.
Enjoy!

Comments

  1. yummy you are tempting me ohhhh.... presently on a diet but will try it out tonite with brown rice.

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    1. Hahaha! Moshalewa, a little indulgence once in a while is not a bad idea.

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  2. Yaaeey first to comment!hehehe(never tot I would do this too)
    Anyway back to serious matters,so after months of reading ur lyrical wax comment on LIB amidst the bashing u receive,yet u weren't deterred one bit,I decided to open the link to your blog YesT.
    And boyyy was I amazed!I quickly bookmarked and read over 15post in a period of 20min!
    And yes I did do the fried spaghetti(used tumeric powder instead of curry) for my lunch @ work 2day,haven't tasted so hope it turns out great as u made it sound!
    My observation is that u like cabbage paa,wow every meal u add cabbage,interesting.
    And yes even tho my frying pan @ home looks like yours,I don't enjoy seeing pictures of yours here,takes out something out of the whole presentation so I kinda agree with Sister Anonymous.
    In all,your blog is good and I agree with those who thought u should have entered the knorr cooking competition.
    Expect more comments from ur Ghanaian follower!ciao

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    1. Hi Abena, welcome to our world! You just did what you never thought you'd do.
      Hope you checked for salt and season ing before turning down the heat o. Anyway thank you for trying out my recipe.
      No more old fry pan here I PROMISE.

      The knorr cooking competition is for great cooks my dear. Can I fit try?
      Welcome o!

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  3. Anonymous2/19/2013

    Yummy! But I'm yet 2come terms wt cat fish head sha; I jst don't knw how to chew bones, Mrs AJ

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    1. Hi Mrs AJ, you don't have to chew the bones, just suck out the juice and you are OK.

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  4. Chichi2/19/2013

    Good work anti Eya. I'm definately going to try this dish this evening i love fish so much.

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    1. Hi Chichi, when you do, please let us know how it went OK?

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  5. Anonymous2/19/2013

    Yum yum

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  6. Anonymous2/19/2013

    Please adopt me S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ I can eat all these good food too.lolz. Great job

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    1. My dear, the fish is exactly what you eat everyday. Forget all the red pepper and tatashe that is making it colorful. If you add them, you'll get the exact same thing.

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    2. Anonymous2/19/2013

      If you say S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡.*smiles*

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  7. Anonymous2/19/2013

    My first time to comment... Pls for d record always wash ur cat fish with salt and hot water to remove d dirty (Draw draw) from d fish skin... U kno the fish stays in water for a very long time so dirts re all over it... But wit hot water and salt u can wash out d dirty... Dey re so irritating dats y I don't eat cat fish (my favorite) in local resturants.

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    1. I did just that dear. There is no way I can cook fresh cat fish without salted warm water. Even my smoked cat fish is scrubbed with sharp salt, and washed properly before use.
      Thank you for the info though.

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  8. This is the 'next level' meal with catfish! I love the fish, and thanks for teaching on how to even make it better.

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    1. Thanks too Debby, you never fail to leave a comment on this blog. God bless and refill you and other very regular commenters with more comments for wives connection:)

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  9. Gawwwwd! Aunty Ojay u won't put me in troubleoo.
    Looking at d pics,this dish looks so tempting,I couldn't help but salivate. U overkilled it with dat chilled pineapple there,awwww! What a way to cooloff from Abuja scourching sun.
    Av bookmarked it,but will be heading straight to Eden garden wuse to have a feel of dis,I pray they don't disappoint me.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. No Bona, they won't disappoint you at all. Remember to leave a few slices of ripe pineapple in the fridge when you leave. When you return from Eden Garden, you cool off with the pineapple. Lol.

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    2. Anonymous2/19/2013

      Bona darling pls can we meet up? I stay in gwarinpa! Will jst love to meet u,u sound interesting!

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    3. Bona, pls reply her naa.

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    4. Loolz aunty Ojay.
      Owk dear add me on gtalk,or gmail with Bonario89,lets fix a date will love to see u too.

      ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    5. Eya, you must be a very interesting person to be with. You are so funny and true to who you are. Keep it up!

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  10. krimcake2/19/2013

    Delish! Me n ma mum alwys drag d fish head @ home. Ma absolute best.

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    1. @Krimcake, my best is the soft tail.

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    2. Shayor2/19/2013

      Eya! U like food...lol! Which one is 'Soft tail'? Lol, tail is tail..d way u qualify food ehn, it makes me imagine seeing u live and talking abt meals.. Reading stuffs from u waters my mouth...'Soft tail' i feel like grabbing one instantly! Choi!

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    3. Ok, Shayor, press your thumb on the tail and the head, which is softer? Loolz!

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  11. Madam ojay, pls wat happned to the pancake post, I tried to make pancake today for my hubby and searched for it to no avail. Pls bring it bck. Biko. God bless u for dis blog

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    1. Type in the search Box by the right and click on search. It is still on the blog. Put your query in the search Box and it will appear. Lol!

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  12. Chacha2/19/2013

    Do see ur advert on Linda's blog but neva clicked on it for once. Decided to try it out today and i bet u i wasnt disappointed! checkd som posts dat interest me and i wish i cud start trying them out right away but too bad am in the office. Will definately do some day. Sent the link to my married sistas alrdy and i also followed u on twitter. God bless you ma, and may He continue to strengthen you. #luv stuck#

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    1. Hi chaCha, thank you for the follow.
      Thanks for sharing the link, God bless you real good.

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  13. I love Catfish, and this recipe seems like an easy one to follow :)

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    1. Myne, this recipe is like the easiest of them all. Try it!

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  14. Frannyk2/19/2013

    I'm definitely making this one... So this was the catfish brewing on the side yesterday..hmmmnnnn.
    Thank you Aunty Eya.

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    1. Chei Frannyk, so you were actually peeping, you looked at the fresh fish instead of the corn and beans. Well done!

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    2. Anonymous2/22/2013

      Pls waz ur twitter handle. I nid ds knd of recipes in my life biko.am actually finkin of wat 2 mk ds mrng.

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  15. have started trying your receipe everyweekend now....i strted with ewa agonyin stew and it came out so well that my hubby was just asking for more LOl.my receipe for dis weekend is edikang soup with your catfish soup

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    1. Hahaha 14me, Twalleh to your hubby o. Please give him more. Thank you for trying out the Ewa Agoyin, Lamide did a good job with the cooking.
      I think your hubby will like the Edikang Ikong soup too. Make the swallow soft and easy to digest OK.

      If possible serve the catfish with some wine. His choice of wine or juice:)

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  16. This looks yummy. Now if I can find where to buy a whole catfish where I am, will definitely try the recipe.

    When I saw fruity rice, I thought you'd cook the rice in fruit juice or something. lol!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Ladi, I got you there. If I didn't say fruity rice, maybe, you won't click. LOL. Anyway, what I mean is that the rice was served with a side of fruits.
      Takia.

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  17. Lovely recipe. We don't eat seafood generally in my house, my mom doesn't like it, so we all grew up not eating it, fresh fish inclusive. If fish don pass ice-fish no thank you.
    This however right here looks so delish. The only issue is where to get good cat fish, as my mom doesn't like all these ones they rear in artificial environment e.g drums etc. Then again its a bit expensive, so its a once in a while meal. Lol
    Btw the name wives townhall is quite a put-off, what of us the unmarried ones, can't we benefit from what this blog has to offer? Just a Q.

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    1. Huhuhuhu, my laughter in Chinese. @Man Eeter, you know naa that wives like to cook for their Significant others. scroll up and read the blog description under the title, it covers you and even men too. Are you happy now? If you live in a riverine area, getting catfish is very easy. Again, some fish farms are actually far better than drums of water.

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  18. Anonymous2/19/2013

    I've tried every single form of gravy u've posted here and dy wr all so yummy;I cld eat dm daily.Tanx 4 yet anoda one! Will make ds over d wkend.Tanx 4 ur good work,U're d best!

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    1. Wow, @Anonymous, thank you for returning to share this good news! You will enjoy this one even more by God's grace.

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  19. Anonymous2/19/2013

    Aunty eya gdeveninm pls I dnt get d preparation of ds gravy.if I ws to simmer d catfish,am I gonna simmer for lyk some minute and then add d vegetables 2 d boiling fish?pls ans Asap cos I rili wanna mk ds 2mrw

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    1. While it is simmering, pour your already sauteed and cooked sauce. (Follow the link up there and see how to prepare the sauce/gravy before adding to the cooked or boiled or simmered fish, and allowing to simmer again until you are OK with the softness.

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  20. Anonymous2/19/2013

    Eya,did u fry d vegetables nd then u add d fish aftr boilin it? Or u jst boiled d fish and then poured in the choped vegetables.

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    1. Hi Anonymous, Please click on the gravy link above and see how to make the gravy before adding to the boiled fish.

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  21. Anonymous2/19/2013

    Sis Eya, u neva disappoint me as usual.I've been silently following ur post for a week but this fish says 'I MUST COMMENT O'. I'll try this with fresh stock fish or croaker coz I don't like fresh catfish stewed(funny taste) only like it With pepper soup. I just hope I won't spoil it with too much pepper (I love peper way 2 much). Wish me luck. Lizzy

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    1. Hi Lizzy, please don't become a silent reader, I beg you sis. Your comments are highly appreciated anytime. They can never be too much.
      I wish you luck o!
      Please mind the pepper.

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  22. I can't deny tbe fact that I love cat fish so much,just yesterday I went late to the market and couldn't get it,I was so sad because I had planned my dinner to be a specail one.thanks aunty eya for this recipe.

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  23. Pls aunty lemme come nau,ok no holiday,just 2 be ur house geh;-)....nice one tho,I'll try it someday.Goodnight ma

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    1. Goodmorning Olivia, why do you like fish too much sister?

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    2. Good afternoon ma,fish is d main tin oh,I perfer it 2 meat sef :-)

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  24. Anonymous2/19/2013

    This is so tempting. I am definitely going to try this out. Thanks

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    1. Hahaha! I succeeded in tempting sombori.

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  25. Queen Bee2/20/2013

    Yes Aunty Eya on duty!
    I love this recipe,dou I know white rice flows with fish pepper soup,the additional vegetables and thickners is the one I haven't tried. I guess that will make it exceptional!
    Will definately try this out.

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    1. @QueenBee, you will like it.

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  26. Anonymous2/20/2013

    Hello aunty eya,I tried d sweetcorn beans ystey,very sweet nd nourished,nice work ma,keep it up

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    1. Hi Anonymous, I am so happy you tried out my recipe and returned to give us Feedback. Thank you.

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  27. @Queen Bee, please do o.

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  28. uju_marama2/20/2013

    i have been seeing your adverts in LIB which sounded 'ish' sometimes bt out of nothing doing i decided to check u out, and am so glad i finally did. i bet you are doing a great job, and am so in. Interesting so Bona via his Nokia also visits dis site

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    1. Hahaha! Thank you Uju. I am glad you came at last.

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  29. wow! I so much love dis ur blog! U r on point! Nd i love u also!

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  30. Hi aunty Eya, av bin a silent reader on dis blog since early last year cus i was frantically looking 4 how to comment. I even had to follow u on goggle+ yet i no fit comment(yea, i can be dat dumb, i assure u). Finally here i am, i neva knew veg gravy could be made at home until i saw nd tried out ur recipe, since den all at home gives me respect. Well done ma.

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  31. juliet7/08/2016

    Hi aunty eya,can I add carrots and runner beans to d recipe?

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    1. Yes Juliet, you can add. Just be careful with the quantity of runner beans.

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  32. Anonymous4/16/2017

    Will the flour be poured directly into the sauted onion, pepper or poured into little water to make a paste before adding. I will appreciate your response. Thx

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    1. Make a paste with a little water before adding.

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