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COOKING INGREDIENTS:

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)


COOKING METHOD:
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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