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fried p.oil stew served

Fried Fish Palm Oil Stew

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 Red bell pepper
  • 3 Habanero/ Rodo
  • 1 Cup Palm Oil (you can use more)
  • 1.5 Onion (divided)
  • 1 Cup Dried Prawn
  • Dried fish (handful)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Crayfish
  • Fried fish (your choice)
  • Boiled eggs
  • seasoning cube/powder
  • Salt


  1. Remove the pepper stalks, deseed red bell peppers, clean and rinse.

    Fried p. oil stew pepper
  2. Roughly blend the peppers with half of the onion.

    Soak the dried fish and prawn with hot water and salt. Clean and set aside

    Fried p. oil stew dried fish
  3. In a saucepan or pot, add palm oil and heat over medium-high heat. Don't bleach but hot enough to sizzle when you add onion.

  4. Add chopped onion and ground crayfish and stir, the smell in your kitchen would be heavenly at this time. Oh! I love the smell of frying onions...lol

    Saute the onions for a couple of minutes but don't burn them.

    Fried p. oil stew add crayfish
  5. Add the blended pepper mixtures and stir.

    Fried p. oil stew add pepper
  6. Fry for about 30 minutes, the frying time would vary because of some factors, if you add liquid and how low or high your stove, so keep an eye when frying so it doesn't burn.

  7. Check and see if you have any oil floating, if there's any stir and add seasoning cube, dried fish, and dried prawn and fry for about 5 more minutes. I didn't add salt to the mixture yet because I used salt in frying the fish, so to avoid oversalting, I added salt after I added fish.

    Fried p. oil stew add dried fish
  8. Reduce the heat to low and add fried fish, fry on low heat for about 15 minutes.

    Fried p. oil stew add fried fish
  9. Check for salt and adjust the seasoning if needed, add the boiled eggs if you're using, fry for about 2 minutes and turn off the heat, leave the stew to simmer.

    Fried p. oil stew add egg
  10. Serve with your favorite side.

    Fried p. oil stew in a pot
  11. Enjoy!

    Fried p. oil steww

Recipe Notes


If you're concern about too much oil, you can skim off the excess oil after frying.