The shape is similar to that of the Nigerian chicken pie and meat pie, which are made with minced meat filling and then baked.
The Nigerian Fish pie is a deep fried snack. However to cut down on calories, you can opt for baking instead.
But have in mind that the baked Nigerian Fish Pie taste different from the deep fried version.
Truth be told, there is no comparison between the two, the fried Nigerian Fish Pie is crunchy, spicy, slightly sweet and so yummy.
Below is a detailed and easy recipe to make Nigerian Fish Pie.
For Nigerian Fish Pie Filling;
• Fish (mackerel, hake, tuna, salmon, or any fish of choice)
• 1 teaspoonful garlic powder
• 1 teaspoonful curry
• 1 teaspoonful thyme
• 1 small onion
• 1 stock cube
• Salt to taste
For Nigerian Fish Pie Dough;
• 350 grams flour
• 100 grams butter (margarine)
• 1 raw egg
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 leveled teaspoon salt
• Vegetable oil for frying
Note; Any canned cooked fish can also be used, but you won't need to cook it again.
Directions For Making Nigerian Fish Pie
• Wash and place the fish in a pot, add a little water, salt to taste, stock cube, onions, curry, thyme and garlic powder then cook until the fish is done.
• Whisk the raw egg and set aside in a plate. Melt the butter or margarine and keep aside.
• Now, take out the fish and some of the cooked onions and leave to cool a bit. Then remove the bones and mash the fish.
• Next, In a big bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and stir together. Add the whisked egg and melted butter then mix properly.
• Now, add some cool water, bit by bit and continue mixing until all the ingredients have been fully incorporated and the dough is firm.
• Now, place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until it is smooth. Then cover the dough and let it sit for 10 minutes.
• Next, cut out a bit of the dough and place on a lightly floured surface, then use a rolling pin to roll it out until it is flat.
• Now, cut the flat dough into a square, rectangle or any other shape of your choice, then place a teaspoon of the mashed fish in the middle of the dough.
• Fold one end of the dough to meet the other end, and seal tightly with the tip of a fork. Or simply roll it up like fish rolls. Repeat this process for the remaining dough.
• Heat up the vegetable oil on medium heat until very hot. Take up the fish pie with a spoon preferably and fry each side until lightly browned.
• Then place in a sieve lined with paper towels, to absorb excess oil. Make sure to fry in batches and do not over crowd the pan. It will absorb excess oil, which will result in soggy fish pie.
• Nigerian Fish Pie is usually enjoyed with a chilled drink or fruit juice. Enjoy!
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