Zambia’s Spiced Tilapia Stew

Zambia's Spiced Tilapia Stew
Zambia's Spiced Tilapia Stew
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Zambia’s Spiced Tilapia Stew

It’s a cold, wintery, blustery form of day. Even the bushes shudder, their leaves falling down in chatterings. Thankfully, Zambia makes quick paintings of dissipating the bloodless, with this Spiced Tilapia Stew.  Each chunk pops with sparkling lime juice, tomatoes, and Napa cabbage.

A dusting of cumin, mustard seeds, sparkling ginger, and garlic provides the broth depth. Fooding world

But it’s the Thai Bird chilies that’ll clean your sinuses.  Even simply one in the pot promises a mellow tingle in each spoonful. Best food in the world

Children will especially enjoy squeezing lime juice on their soup and sprinkling their bowls with parsley. Adults will enjoy seeing how many Thai Bird chili peppers they can handle. My husband added an entire sliced chili to his bowl; though he was sniffling and coughing from the heat, he then proceeded to add more.

A note on the Tilapia: traditional Zambian stews often use dried tilapia. We’ve used fresh because it’s more readily available here in Tulsa. Either one will add great flavor, though dried fish will add a chewier texture.

A be aware of the Tilapia: traditional Zambian stews regularly use dried tilapia. We’ve used fresh as it’s extra comfortably available right here in Tulsa. Either one will add remarkable flavor, though dried fish will add a chewier texture.


LifestylePotluck Friendly

Food TypeMr. Picky’s Favorite Recipes, Sasha’s Favorite Recipes, Seafood, Spicy


6 people


1 massive onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, quartered

1-inch ginger, clean, peeled, and grated

Thai bird chili peppers, to flavor

1 tsp floor cumin

One tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp pepper

peanut oil, vegetable oil can be substituted

2 lb tilapia, fillets, boneless

4 tomatoes, chopped

1 head napa cabbage, shredded


parsley, sparkling, chopped -OR-

sparkling cilantro, sparkling, chopped

Thai bird chili peppers, sliced

lime, sliced

Servings: 6 people

Units: US Imperial


In a massive pot, fry the onion in peanut oil.

When softened, upload on the garlic, ginger, chilies, cumin, mustard seeds, and pepper. Cook a few greater minutes, till fragrant.

Add the tilapia, chopped tomatoes, napa cabbage, lime juice, water, and salt. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes aside without difficulty.

Taste and regulate seasoning, adding extra salt as wished.

Serve with a sprinkling of herbs, lime wedges, and chili peppers, as preferred.


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