You may have come across this fantastic combination that melts its way through your tastebuds to your heart and stomach. If you’re yet to experience the wonders of yam and fish stew, know that you’re about to witness one of the most delicious African dishes. You’ll fall in love with this recipe if you replicate it the exact way we prepare it. Before we get into how to make yam and Nigerian fish stew, let’s discuss the ingredients for yam and stew, its method of preparation and some important information about this amazing recipe of the day.

Yam and fish stew is an indigenous dish of the African man especially, the Nigerians. It is mostly eaten in the eastern and western parts of the country where it’s prepared and eaten at every possible instance. You can eat Yam and fish stew for breakfast, lunch or dinner and even at odd times. It’s really an example of an ideal African dish.

Let’s look at the ingredients for this wonderful Nigerian dish.


  • 1 big yam
  • Fresh puree tomatoes
  • Fresh fish ( which can be fried or boiled)
  • Sachet tomatoes
  • Fresh pepper (ground alongside puree with some sliced onions)
  • 2 or 3 medium sized onion (sliced)
  • Curry leaves (optional)
  • Groundnut oil
  • Salt and other seasonings


  • Peel and wash your yam, arrange in a pot with a cup of water, add a pinch of salt and allow to boil for about 20 to 25minutes.
  • Bring the cooked yam down when it is soft enough to be eaten and sieve the water from the yam.
  • In a separate pot, heat your groundnut oil which should contain oil used in frying your fish, add sliced onion and fry for two minutes.
  • Add your mixture of tomato puree with pepper and onion and the sachet tomato paste.
  • Fry for another 10 minutes to make sure the stew doesn’t taste like a mixture of raw fresh and sachet tomatoes.
  • Add salt and seasonings to taste and a little water or the sauce from your seasoned boiled fish. Stir the mixture and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour in your fried fish or the cooked fish alongside your chopped curry leaves if you decide to go for it and allow your stew to boil.
  • Ensure to serve while hot.

There you have your delicious yam and fish stew to devour. Remember to enjoy it with your freshly prepared fruit juice.

Bon appetite!

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