Liberian Chicken, Fish & Shrimp Stew

How to make a Liberian Chicken, Fish and Shrimp Stew.

Ingredients: Serves 6

  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 3 lbs chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 2 lbs fried fish steaks, any firm fish
  • 1 lb large shrimp, cleaned and de-veined
  • 3 large red bell peppers
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • 2 scotch bonnet or habanero peppers
  • ¼ cup basil and parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon chicken bouillon, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Boil the chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, chicken bouillon and some chopped onions in a medium pot until tender.
  2. Reserve the stock for later use.
  3. In a food processor or blender, blend tomatoes, bell pepper, onions, garlic and herbs.
  4. Add ½ cup oil to heavy-duty pot/pan, and then add the bell pepper blend followed by the tomato paste.
  5. Sauté for about 10-15 minutes, to blend all the flavours and to reduce the acidity of the tomato sauce.
  6. Stir the pot frequently as the sauce simmers.
  7. You may add reserved chicken stock or water too.
  8. Next add chicken, fried fish with about 2 cups of stock and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
  9. Throw in the shrimp and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  10. Finally adjust seasonings and soup consistency to your own liking.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
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