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1) 1 lb fresh fish

2) 2 large peppers

3) 1/4 pint of water

4) 5 large onions

5) 1 fresh bay leaf

6) 2 Maggi cubes

7) 1 fresh egg

9) 2 ounces of bread

10) 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley

11) 1 teaspoon of hot chilli powder

12) 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

13) Salt & pepper

14) Tomato paste (smallest sized tin)

1) Skin and gut the fish making sure to remove all bones.
2) Cut the fish into small pieces.
3) Peel and chop into fine pieces 1 onion, 1 pepper, and 1 cube of Maggi . Pound and mix till fine.
4) Soak then squeeze the bread and add to mix while mixing & pounding.
5) To the mix add the egg and parsley and mix.
6) Add the salt and pepper.
7) Put a little cooking grease or oil to your hands and shape into mouth size balls.
8) Heat a pan of oil until hot
9) Add a few fish balls at a time until brown all over then remove. Repeat process until all fish balls are cooked.
10) Chop the 4 onions into small pieces then fry in a frying pan until brown.
11) Add to this the tomato paste, black pepper and 1 Maggi cube. Add 2 tablespoons of water and stir until the sauce becomes thick.
12) Transfer the contents of the frying pan into a cooking pot and add 2 tea cups of water.
13) Bring to the boil.
14) Add the fish balls, bay leaf, lemon juice and boil for 5 minutes.
15) Add sliced peppers and chillie powder then simmer for 12 minutes.
16) Add salt or pepper to adjust to taste
17) Serve with either rice, yams or even spaghetti
  * Serves 4 persons

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