Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Level Easy
Servings 2


To Cook the Fish

  • 6-8 pieces mackerel fish
  • 1 onion bulb
  • ¼ tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 fresh chili pepper (chopped)
  • 1 onion bulb (diced)
  • 1/4 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika powder
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste

To Make the Fish Sauce

  • Shredded fish pieces
  • 5 fresh tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 onion bulb (diced)
  • ¼ tablespoon garlic paste  
  • 2 fresh chili peppers (chopped)
  • 1/4 tablespoon crayfish powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika powder
  • 1 seasoning cube
  • ¼ cup palm oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups shredded leafy vegetable ofchoice


  • Place the fish pieces in a pot that'sheating up on medium heat.
  • Then season with all the ingredientsunder ‘to cook the fish’.
  • Add some water to cook the fish pieces,then mix to combine, cover the pot and leave to cook till tender.
  • Afterwards, take the fish pieces out ofthe pot and place on a flat and shred them into tiny pieces. Remove all thebones as you shred. Decant the stock from the pot and set aside.
  • In the same pot, add the palm oil andleave to heat up slightly. Then add the diced onions and stir fry for a fewseconds. Then add the garlic paste and chili peppers and stir fry for a fewmore seconds.
  • Afterwards, add the tomatoes and seasonwith all the seasons under ‘to make the fish sauce’. Mix to combine and coverthe pot and leave to simmer gently for about 7-8 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the shredded fish pieces along withthe stock, mix to combine, then cover the pot again and leave to cook foranother 5 minutes.
  • Finally add the shredded leafyvegetables of your choice, mix again to combine and take off the heat immediately.
  • Enjoy this sauce with any side dish of your choice.

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