Fish with Sorrel from Congo


  • Oil for frying
  • 1 fish, cleaned and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 chile pepper, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 or 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 bunch of fresh Sorrel leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • grated nutmeg to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
1. Heat a few spoonfuls of oil in skillet. Fry fish on both sides until done. Set aside.
2. Heat a few spoonfuls of oil in a saucepan. Fry the onion and garlic, then add the chili pepper, tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in enough water to make a smooth sauce. Heat to a slow boil.
3. Pour the sauce over the fish. Add the sorrel leaves, bay leaf, nutmeg, black pepper, and salt. Simmer gently for 10-20 minutes.
4. Serve with boiled plantains or rice.