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Nigerian Fish Stew with Tomato

Find out how to make Nigerian fish stew with tomato! This stew is delicious, spicy and fresh! Serve with rice, plantain or swallow.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Nigerian
Keyword: fish, stew
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 7 people


  • 1 whole tilapia fish cleaned and sliced into 4-5 pieces
  • 2 scotch bonnets
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2-3 onions
  • 3 tins of plumbed tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • A pinch of thyme
  • vegetable oil


  • If going with the blender method: Add 2 scotch bonnets, 2 red bell peppers, 2-3 onions, and 3 tins of plumbed tomatoes to a blender. Blend until totally smooth.
  • In a saucepan, add some vegetable oil and heat it up. Add the blended vegetable mix and heat it until the oil is boiling and bubbling. Add some salt to taste and a pinch of thyme, and stir the ingredients together. Turn the pan down to a low/medium heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Lastly, add tilapia fish pieces (make sure you clean it first, of course) to the saucepan. You can cut it into pieces beforehand if you prefer. Slow cook this stew for about 20 minutes or until it’s nice and hot all the way through.
  • Serve with rice, bread or swallow!


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