Category: Fish

Creole Sauce served on Grilled Basa Fillet

Creole Sauce served on Grilled Basa Fillet

Hello Everyone! Creole sauce is a tomato sauce or gravy made with cooking vegetables in oil and chicken stock. This sauce is a Caribbean delight, and it is also enjoyed very well in the southern part of America. Creole sauce is great for topping meats […]

Catfish Stew (Tomato Sauce)

Catfish Stew (Tomato Sauce)

Hello Everyone! CATFISH!! Ahh my favorite kind of fish ❤ This stew is definitely one of my favorite meals to prepare. I enjoy this with white Basmati or Jasmine rice on a nice Sunday morning. If you are Nigerian, you know rice is a must on […]

Basa Steak Fish Pepper Soup & Baguette

Basa Steak Fish Pepper Soup & Baguette

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a great week! Today’s recipe is one that is perfect for the current weather condition. Pepper Soup is a West-African soup prepared using different kinds of meat with peppers, onion, crayfish and local pepper soup spices as its primarily ingredient. Pepper soup is usually very spicy, and watery in texture; it is said to have different medicinal benefits and it is used commonly to treat cold symptoms (it works every time, I guarantee you). In today’s recipe I will be using one of my favorite fish Basa and I paired it with grilled baguette; Al Bacio!!😚 ( kiss fingertips and toss away). This is one of my go to dishes during this time of the year and I am always pleased. It is great with catfish or goat meat, and you can pair this soup with steamed rice, boiled/ grilled yam or plantain, throw in some noodles or baguette as I did. Try this recipe and let me know what you think 👍🙋😃

NOTE: You can find crayfish, scent leaf and pepper soup spices at any West-Indian or African grocery store.

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Basa Steak Fish Pepper Soup & Baguette

July 23, 2017
: 2
: 10 min
: 20 min
: 30 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4 pieces of Basa Steak Fish
  • 1 medium sized Onion
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • ⅓ tsp of Cameroon Pepper (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of Crayfish (blended)
  • 1 and ½ tsp of Pepper soup spices
  • 1 Seasoning Cube
  • 1 tsp of Scent leaf
  • 3-4 cups of Water
  • ½ tsp of Pepper Flakes (for garnish)
  • Baguette (grill and serve)
  • Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Clean fish properly by soaking the fish in boiling hot water for 2-4 mins, discard water and rinse fish two times. Place cleaned fish in a pot. This is done to remove all impurities as well as to remove the ice fish taste, so you can have a nice tasty result in the end. Blend your onion and scotch bonnet pepper and add to the fish and then your water.
  • Step 2 Place on medium heat, add crayfish, Cameroon pepper, seasoning cube and salt. Add salt according to preference, stir carefully, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Step 3 Add your pepper soup spices and scent leaf, reduce heat to medium low, stir carefully not to break the fish, cover and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes.
  • Step 4 Place bread slices on the grill, grill until crunchy and set aside.
  • Step 5 Taste for seasoning and adjust salt if needed, garnish with pepper flakes. Leave to simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 6 Your food is ready!

 

 

 

Salmon Rolls with Potato Chips

Salmon Rolls with Potato Chips

Hello Everyone! Happy new week! So Super bowl 51 was on yesterday and I must say that was one intense game and history was indeed made last night. Congratulations to the Patriots!!💃💃  To accompany the game, I made these amazing salmon rolls and it was paired […]

Grilled Red Snapper

Grilled Red Snapper

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Today’s recipe is my delicious, well seasoned grilled red snapper fish. Red Snapper is one of my favorite fish and it was a no-brainer when I wanted to cook something nice for my mum. She […]

Catfish Pepper Soup

Catfish Pepper Soup

Hello Everyone!

Happy new week! It has  been a restful weekend and I just feel energized and ready to take on this week. Since we are in the last few days of summer, pepper soup will definitely come in handy while I embrace the cold cold fall and winter days. I made this with my favorite fish 😍😍 and it never fails; I know this is something you and your folks will love to have also. Pepper Soup is a West African delicacy which is prepared using different kinds of meat, it is peppery, and it is light and watery in texture.  I usually enjoy this soup with a side of steamed rice, it is just the perfect combination; and when I  am down with a cold, I have it just as it is. Yum mm just Delicious 😋 😍 So without further ado here is my recipe to Catfish Pepper Soup 😋

PS: All ingredients can be gotten from any West Indian or African grocery store.

Now let’s get to it!

Enjoy!

Catfish Pepper Soup

June 25, 2017
: 2
: 15 min
: 30 min
: 45 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • Catfish (cleaned, washed and cut into 4 pieces)
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 2- 3 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of Ground Crayfish
  • Black Pepper (Freshly Grinded, and it is optional)
  • 1 and half tsp of Uziza Leaves
  • 1 tsp of Ground Pepper soup or Banga soup Spices
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 2-3 Seasoning Cubes
  • 4-5 Cups of Water
  • Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 To clean Catfish, place fish in a bowl, add salt and hot water. The slimy skin will come off and it will kill any unwanted bacteria. Repeat process 3 times, rinse off with cold water and set aside.
  • Step 2 Place cleaned Catfish in cooking pot. Blend Scotch bonnet and Red onion with very little water and add to pot. Add 4- 5 cups of water, depending on the quantity of soup needed
  • Step 3 5 is ideal because the liquid will reduce later on. Add ground crayfish, black pepper, bay leaves, seasoning cubes and salt. Cover and cook on medium high heat for about 15 to 20 mins. All ingredients will have married together, and the soup will become light brown in color. Add salt according to preference and also you can reduce the amount of scotch bonnet pepper used if you do not like a lot of heat.
  • Step 4 Reduce heat to medium low, and stir
  • Step 5 stir carefully to not break the fish into pieces. You can hold both pot handles and gently shake the pot to stir. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed, by adding only salt or one seasoning cube. Add more water, if you need more soup/liquids. If you added more water, adjust seasoning with ½ a teaspoon of ground crayfish, one seasoning cube, salt, cover and cook for an additional 7- 10 minutes so added ingredients can marry together. Add salt according to preference.
  • Step 6 Add pepper soup or banga soup spices, and cook for 7-10 mins still on medium low heat. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed because the soup is ready at this point. If you need more seasoning or soup/ liquids repeat step 3 until you achieve your desired quantity and taste.
  • Step 7 Reduce heat to simmer and add uziza leaves. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Step 8 Your food is ready!!
  • Step 9

You can serve pepper soup with rice or yam and you can also enjoy on it’s own .

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Hello Everyone! Hope you all had a great week. Here is a quick Tuna Fish Cake recipe you can prepare for your family, friends and co-workers to snack on. This week was very busy and stressful at work and I decided to bless my co-workers […]