Equatorial Elegance: Spicy Tamarind Stewed Fish & Okra

Embark on a culinary voyage to the equator with Spicy Tamarind Stewed Fish & Okra. Delicate fish pieces, bathed in a tangy tamarind broth, harmonize with the unique texture of okra. This stew brims with bold flavors and aromas, offering a sumptuous experience that transcends borders.

Photo of a bowl filled with Spicy Tamarind Stewed Fish & Okra, showcasing tender fish pieces, vibrant okra, and a rich tamarind broth, adorned with fresh cilantro, set against a tropical dining backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: A hearty bowlful, ensuring a balance of fish, okra, and sauce.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 300 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 30g
  • Fats: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Sodium: 510mg
  • Fiber: 4g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • White fish fillets (e.g., cod, snapper): 500 grams
  • Okra: 200 grams
  • Tamarind paste: 50 grams
  • Olive oil: 20ml
  • Garlic (minced): 10 grams
  • Ginger (minced): 10 grams
  • Green chili peppers (sliced): 3-4
  • Onion (sliced): 100 grams
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 3 grams
  • Chicken or vegetable broth: 500ml
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 20 grams for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions, minced garlic, and ginger. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  2. Incorporate the tamarind paste, stirring well to dissolve it in the mixture.
  3. Add the sliced green chili peppers to the pot for a spicy kick.
  4. Gently place the fish fillets into the pot, ensuring they are coated with the tamarind mixture.
  5. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, bringing the mixture to a simmer.
  6. Once simmering, add the okra to the pot.
  7. Season the stew with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  8. Let the stew simmer for about 25-30 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the okra is tender.
  9. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro before serving.
  10. Serve hot, ideally with steamed rice or crusty bread.
Photo of a dining table setup: a plate with a serving of Spicy Tamarind Stewed Fish & Okra, a bowl of steamed jasmine rice, traditional utensils, and a glass of iced lemongrass tea, capturing the essence of an equatorial feast.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an added depth of flavor, consider adding a dash of fish sauce or soy sauce.
  • Adjust the chili peppers based on your preferred heat level.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use other types of fish? Absolutely! Feel free to use any firm white fish of your choice.
  • How do I store leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently before consuming.