Easy Spicy Roasted Fish...
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Serves: 6
for fish
  • 3 large Tilapia(cut and cleaned with head on)
  • 2 tbsps Nigerian pepper soup spice
  • 1-2 tsps Cameroon pepper
  • 2tsps garlic powder
  • 1tsp white pepper
  • 1-2 tsps thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme(optional)
  • ½ a small onion
  • ½ inch fresh ginger
  • 1 habanero(oprtional)
  • 1 whole lemon sliced
  • 4-6 tbsps oil(not palm oil)
  • bouillon(2-3 knorr cubes)
  • salt
for fish sauce
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ -1 green bell pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 3 habaneros
  • 1 tbsp crayfish powder
  • bouillon
  • salt
  • oil
  1. Wash fish with water and lemon and pat dry. Score the skin of the fish so as to easily get the ingredients into the groves.
  2. season with salt and allow to rest.
  3. In a mortar or blender, blend the onion, habanero and ginger; then mix with the dry ingredients, bouillon and oil into a loose paste. Gently rub the paste into the fish and it's groves. Refrigerate for 1-10 hours. If you're using any fresh thyme, insert it into the fish. Place on a grill or in a 350 oven and grill/roast until the skin is crispy and the insides remain juicy. Always make sure to baste the fish with the remaining marinade while it grills. If using an oven, grill until the fish is cooked; then broil for a few minutes to crisp the skin. When broiling make sure to crisp both sides; making sure to keep an eye on it to prevent burning. Once cooked, enjoy with potatoes and wilted spinach.
  4. Another thing you can do is broil the fish instead of grilling. This helps to cook and also really crisp the skin. Just make sure your fish is not too close to the broiler so as to prevent burning(I use this method a lot)
for sauce
  1. blend all the ingredients into a rough paste. Boil to dry out the liquid until it forms a thick paste or pour through a fine mesh sieve to achieve this. Heat up some oil and pour the blended mix into it. Fry on low heat for a few minutes, add the crayfish and salt or bouillon. Fry while stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Once the oil floats to the top, set aside and enjoy as a topping for the fish. This fish sauce can also be used as a grill sauce too.
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at http://www.nigerianlazychef.com/2017/12/easy-spicy-roasted-fish/