How To Cook Fresh Catfish Stew

A serving of fresh catfish stew


Fresh fish stew is very easy to cook if one knows how to avoid stirring the fish while it cooks. The best way I do this is cook the washed fish in a different pot, cook the tomato stew in another pot before pouring into the cooked fish and leaving to simmer until yummy. Even those who
do not like fresh fish can eat this stew cos the fried onion rings and tomato have a way of taking away that fish smell and leaving your stew tasting great.

I still love me my watery stew but for those of us who like thick stews, boil your fish with very little water. Some people prefer onion and pepper chopped in tiny pieces, Rubynnia's post on how to chop tomatoes will come in handy.

1. Washing cat fish with warm water

2. Boil the seasoned catfish

3. Saute onion rings with pepper sauce and seasoning cubes

4. Allow onion to cook before adding just a little quantity of boiled and blended tomatoes

5. Stir and allow stew to cook, check for salt and seasoning. It's not by force to cut onion rings o, you can even blend your chopped onion if that's how you like it.

6. Pour cooked tomato stew into catfish pot, reduce heat and leave to simmer for about 3 minutes or more as you check for taste before removing from heat.

My watery catfish stew/soup. I added some more water to mine to make it a bit watery.

Very tasty fresh catfish stew served with boiled rice. Abeg serve your stew in a deep bowl o.

The aroma from this stew brought a visitor to my house
This stew can be cooked with fresh croaker or any fresh fish of your choice. Even chicken stew can be cooked this way. Try cooking cow leg stew like this and you could bite off your finger enjoying the stew (Remember to save time with a pressure cooker). If you must enjoy your snail stew cooked this way, remember to add washed snails to salted boiling water so you get that crunchy bite and fun.

Serve with rice, boiled yam, plantain or correct elastic soft and fluffy  pounded yam if you like. If you take away the tomato, I'll add uziza and enjoy with eba sef.

Some Tasty Nigerian Soups:

  1. Fisherman white soup
  2. Ugu egusi soup
  3. Banga vegetable soup
  4. Fresh edikangikong soup
  5. Multi purpose egusi soup by Chubby Ella
  6. Ukodo with catfish by Onome
  7. Ofe elegusi By Lizzy