Mackerel Stew

Mackerel fish stew is one of my favourite fish stew. Mackerel fish is versatile. I keep some grilled or smoked mackerel in the freezer for sauce, for soups like ila asepo, egusi and many more. It always comes in handy. This stew is basic yet taste delicious. I cook mackerel stew in various ways.. One is by frying or grilling the fish , the other is by cooking the fish without frying nor grilling. This recipe is for the frying method we’ll do the other method some other time. Let’s cook guys:

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: 1 hour


Mackerel Fish

2 large bell pepper

4 scotch bonnet

2 400g tin plum tomatoes

2 Onions

4 stock cubes

4 cooking spoons Vegetable or sunflower oil



Mackerel fish stew

1) Prepare the fish by cutting and cleaning. Marinate with salt and one stock cube mixture and set it aside for 10 minutes then fry or grill it.

IMG_62812) Heat vegetable oil in a pot, add the chopped onions and stir till onions are translucent. This takes about a minute.


3) Add in the blended pepper, maggi cubes and salt. Let it cook for 15-20 minutes.


4) Stir the stew and leave to fry for 20-25 minutes.

Add in the grilled or fried mackerel and leave the stew to fry and absorb  for another 10 minutes

mackerel fish stew

Do not use spoon to stir after you’ve added in fish.

5) Take off heat and that’s mackerel stew done.


Serve with rice, yam, Pounded yam, any other food of choice.


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