Cameroonian Fish Stew for #FishFridayFoodies

Would you like to join Fish Friday Foodies?  We post and share new seafood/fish recipes on the third Friday of the month.  To join our group please email Wendy at Visit our Facebook page and Pinterest page for more wonderful fish and seafood recipe ideas.

Today our lovely hostess Karen from Karen's Kitchen Stories invited us to share seafood dishes from Africa! I love this prompt - and there are SO many choices. 

I did a little searching and settled on this dish - it is comforting, cozy, super simple, and full of warm flavors that are delicious. The fish soaks up all that rich flavored tomato broth and is incredibly tender. The tomato broth takes on extra depth of flavor from the simmering fish - and that punch of ginger and warm curry are just delicious accents! 

Get inspired with all of these tasty recipes we're sharing today!

Cameroonian Fish Stew

2 TBS vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1/2 inch knob ginger, peeled and finely diced
1-2 TBS minced garlic (jarred)
1 lb white fish of choice (I used cod)
2 14-oz cans petite diced tomatoes
1 14-oz can tomato sauce 
1 tsp basil (dried)
1/2 teaspoon pepper (more / less to taste)
1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
3 cubes Maggi seasoning
Salt to taste (if needed)

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and minced ginger and sauté about 8 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally and adjusting heat so it doesn't burn if needed. Season the onion lightly with salt and pepper while cooking. Add in the garlic and sauté another minute.
  2. Add in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, curry powder, and Maggi seasoning (or 1 large vegetable bouillon cube instead). Bring to a low simmer. Settle the fish into the sauce, cover and simmer 10 minutes until fish flakes easily. Stir gently and taste. Adjust the seasoning if needed. 
  3. Serve ladled over rice, if desired. 
Recipe adapted from Precious Core


  1. This sounds delicious. It's so interesting how tomatoes, native to the western hemisphere, made their way into African cooking. Your recipe is very similar to mine@

  2. Looks super delicious, perfect to have with crusty bread!

  3. This looks scrumptious. Loving the flavor profile.


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by Making Miracles - I love to hear from my visitors, so please take a moment to say hello! :)

Popular Posts