How To Make Grilled Fish The Nigerian Way

How To Make Grilled Fish The Nigerian Way
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As with most recipes that turn out, this grilled fish recipe doesn’t need much. The key to the best tasting meat/fish is to have the right combination of spices soaking in the raw meat/fish for the right amount of time.


For fish

1/2 tbsp salt
1 tsp Cameroon pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp onion powder
Optional: 1 tsp suya spice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tilapia fish
For sauce

2 tomatoes
1 bell pepper
1/2 scotch bonnet pepper
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 stock cube
1 tsp fresh thyme
1/4 tsp curry
1/4 cup vegetable oil


For fish

Gut, scale, and clean fish. Pre-set oven to 375F (~190C).
Combine all the spices and oil and rub over the fish on both sides. Leave to marinate for 1hr or overnight (preferred).
Place fish on a grill tray and place baking pan under tray to capture any liquid spill.
Bake for 25 minutes, then switch to broil at 525F (~275C) for 5 minutes.
For sauce

Coarsely blend tomatoes, bell pepper, and scotch bonnet pepper.
Sauté onions in oil over medium heat then add tomato and pepper mix.
Season with a stock cube, thyme, and curry.
Fry for 15 minutes and taste for salt. Adjust as needed.
Spread some on top of fish or serve as a side.



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