Nigerian Fish Stew, also referred to as  ”Obe Eja Dindin” by the western part of Nigeria is an exceptionally well-known Nigerian stew made with fish. It is made with one or the other crude, steamed or singed/barbecued fish. Nigerian Fish stew is regularly delighted in with Boiled rice, Yam, Bread, Potatoes, and Plantain.

Fish stew! This basic and delightful West African stew formula is pressed brimming with flavor and uses a small bunch of regular fixings you may as of now have in your storage space. This simple Nigerian fish stew is flexible and can be presented with cooked white rice or combined with vegetable soups like efo riro to go with Nigerian swallow.

Stew is perhaps the most established formula on the planet, the reason stew is a particularly old dish is that it contains each of the generous nutrients you want to get , yet it is very affordable. All you really want is the basics: fish, a few vegetables, and salt to taste. It’s a blast from the past, yet very good and nutritious.

You can use any sort of Fish you long for. My best fish at any point is Hake, The King Of Fish, as indicated by the Spanish. Hake is important for the Cod family and I especially love it because it’s extremely adaptable, firm, and totally delectable. Hake is really basically the same as Fresh Stockfish/Panla, certain individuals think they are something very similar however I believe there’s a slight contrast between both, I accept Hake is cod.


  • 8 Cut Pieces Fresh Fish.
  • Vegetable Oil.
  • 3 Red Bell Peppers.
  • 4 Big Tomatoes.
  • 70g Tomato Puree.
  • 1.5 Onions.
  • 4 Cloves Garlic.
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger.
  • 2 Lemons.
  • 1 Tablespoon Curry.
  • 1 Teaspoon Thyme.
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder (Optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 Knorr Chicken Cubes Or Your favored fixings.
  • Salt to Taste


  • Cut and clean the fish completely with lemon. Marinate with Salt, 1 Lemon, Knorr 3D squares, 1/2 of the Curry, the Cumin Powder, Garlic Powder, 1 Bouillon block.
  • Leave to marinate in a cool spot for no less than 30 minutes.
  • First mix the tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Assuming that you are utilizing the thick tomato glue, basically, weaken it a piece in little water and save it.
  •  Empty the mixed tomatoes into a pot and let it boil until the consistency is thicker and the water has evaporated.
  • In another pot, add the cleaned cut new fish, add a little water, thyme, curry, seasoning, and salt to taste. Parboil for 2 minutes, this assists with hardening the skin of the fish and getting the fish tasty. You can likewise marinate the fish with these flavors for the time being or for around 60 minutes, in the event that you’d rather not parboil the fish.
  • After 2 minutes, take out the fish from the pot and hold the liquid(fish stock).
  •  Presently, heat up the vegetable oil, add some onions(optional, on the grounds that the mixed tomatoes as of now have onions). Add the dried tomatoes, the weakened tinned tomatoes(derica), and the sound leaf and fry for around 25 minutes or until the tomato loses its sharp taste. Mix continually to forestall consuming at the base.
  • Add the fish stock and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Then, add the parboiled fish, seasoning, and salt to taste. Cover and pass on to stew until the fish is appropriately cooked.

Fish Stew is ready. Enjoy.

After consuming a nourishing fish stew. It is good to know the benefits and health risks of the fish consumed.


The medical advantages of fish cannot be overemphasized especially the fish heads, tails, and bones. Trust me, the end-product is worth the effort.

Fish heads accomplish more than benefit your wellbeing, as you’ll before long discover. The following are the principle benefits;

  • BRAIN:

Discussing knowledge, fish stock is a Powerful Brain Food, in a literal sense. It gives a blend of fats, nutrients, and minerals (and amino acids, as well!).

What’s more, is that it is ideal for placing your cerebrum in good condition. Fish, in all types, has been displayed to slow mental deterioration and further develop memory.


Natively constructed fish stock is frequently promoted as a brilliant wellspring of Iodine. That is something to be thankful for, particularly assuming you like extravagant salts.

  • Minerals

Fish stock is stacked with fundamental minerals outside of those generally examined here. Measures of interesting minerals to plentiful amounts of calcium and iodine.

It’s an incredible method for pressing a more wholesome punch into your day. Furthermore, as such, the medical advantages of fish stock aren’t restricted to the ones you by and by experience. At the point when you eat this tasty stock, it’s advantageous for others and the planet, as well.

  • Calcium

Calcium is a bone-building mineral that additionally helps muscle constriction, coagulates blood, and delivers chemicals and proteins in the body, among different capacities. Great stuff. Without it, your heart couldn’t pulsate.

  • Gelatin and Stamina

Calcium isn’t the main bone-building part of fish stock. This culinary treat is additionally an extraordinary wellspring of gelatin, which contains collagen, something the majority of us are intimately acquainted with.

Although the jury is as yet out on the general effect of gelatin on bone and joint wellbeing, the narrative proof is solid. It’s a well-known solution for osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and various different circumstances, not all of which are bone-related.

By Nwankwo Uche

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