Here’s a recipe for Nigerian Barbecue Fish!
Another BN Cuisine video by NazomsCorner, she sharing her version of the Nigerian classic using a pan and ready in just 15 minutes. She said;
Today, I have brought you another killer recipe. This time around it’s my easy and quick Nigerian style barbecue fish using my secret ingredient. The easiest secret ingredient ever!
It takes only about 15 minutes and you do not require an oven or grill! So why not give it a try? Trust me, this recipe is absolutely worth a try! Please share with me if you do.
- 4-5 pcs of small to medium whole fish (cleaned)
- 3 cloves or garlic
- 2 heaped tsp. Yaji/suya spice
- Salt to taste
- 1 seasoning cube
- 6tsp. Cooking oil
- The green tips of the spring onion
- Flat frying pan
- 1 tbsp. Curry powder
- 3 scotch bonnet
- In a dry blender combine salt, curry powder, seasoning cube, garlic, scotch bonnet and about 2 tbsp of oil and blend till a thick paste is formed.
- Make sure your fish is cleaned and dried with a paper towel.
- Salt a little and let it rest and cut 3 marks on the side of each fish. This will allow the fish to soak up the flavours in the marinade much quicker.
- Rub the fish generously with the paste and let it rest for at least 20 mins.
- In a flat non-stick frying pan, on medium-high heat, add the rest of the oil and place each fish gently on the surface of the pan. Make sure the fish is flat and has enough space to cook.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, rub a little more of the paste on the fish and let it cook for about two more minutes on each side. This will help the fish become extra crunchy and tasty.
- Chop up some fresh vegetables to garnish the fish while you let it rest for about 5 minutes at least before serving.
- I served mine with some seafood basmati rice and some greens. Feel free to serve with some sweet potato fries or oven baked plantain. The possibilities are endless!
Total time: 25 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes