|Nigerian Fish Pie|
Nigerian Fish Pie is a tasty, deep fried Nigerian Snack filled with fish and simply delicious.
The shape of the fish pie is similar to that of the Nigerian Chicken pie and Meat pie.
But unlike the Nigerian Meat pie and Chicken pie, which are filled with minced meat and baked, the Nigerian Fish pie has a fish filling and is deep fried…
Here’s an easy recipe for you.Enjoy.
Nigerian Fish Pie ingredients:
For the Fish Pie Filling:
- Fish (mackerel, hake,tuna,salmon, or any fish of choice)
- A small onions(chopped)
- 1 stock cube(bouillon cubes) e,g maggi/knorr cubes
- 1 teaspoonful curry
- 1 teaspoonful garlic powder
- 1 teaspoonful thyme
- Salt to taste(about a pinch)
For the Fish Pie dough/pastry:
- 350 grams Flour
- 100 grams margarine
- 1 raw egg
- 1 tablespoonful baking powder
- 1 leveled teaspoon salt
- Vegetable oil for frying
Directions for Making Nigerian Fish Pie
First place the fish in a pot, add a little water, onions , curry, thyme, garlic powder,, stock cube and salt to taste. Cook until the fish is done. NOTE: You can also make use of any canned cooked fish, but you won’t need to cook it again.
Now, take out the fish and some of the cooked onions and leave to cool a bit(the cooked onions keeps the inside of the Fish pie moist after frying);then take out the bones of the fish and mash the fish .
Next,In a wide bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and mix together;Add the whisked egg and melted margarine/butter , mix well and add cool water, bit by bit . Keep mixing until you get a firm dough.
Knead the dough and leave to sit for 10 minutes.After 10 minutes, place the dough on a flat table/board;cut out a bit and roll flat with a rolling pin.
Now cut the flat dough into a square /rectangle or any desired shape.
Place the mashed cooked fish in the middle of the dough and fold one end to meet the other end, and Seal the ends with the tip of a fork;repeat this process for the remaining dough.
Heat up the vegetable oil on medium heat until very hot, and fry the Fish pies. Fry each side of the fish pie until brown and place in a sieve lined with paper towels, to absorb excess oil.
And there you have it…your delicious Nigerian Fish Pie, to enjoy with friends and family.The Nigerian Fish Pie is usually enjoyed with a chilled soft drink or fruit juice..
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