Fish and Onions in Tomato Sauce

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Fish, stuffed with onions and/or peppers then pan-fried, seems most popular along the Atlantic coast of Africa. The Enya (Wagenia) and Manyanga people use fish traps attached to scaffolds built over the Congo river rapids. Senegal's Ceebu Jën and and Mulet Farci à la Saint-Louisienne are more eleborate dishes which employ a similar stuffed fish technique.



  1. Clean fish. Stuff stomach cavity with chopped onions.
  2. Heat oil in frying pan.
  3. Fry fish in oil on both sides until nearly done.
  4. Add tomatoes and spices.
  5. Simmer until done.
  6. Serve with Baton de manioc / Chikwangue, Fufu, or rice; and African Hot Sauce, and a vegetable.