Fresh Deep Fried Tilapia Fish, Kisumu Style

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Fish is only fish if it is fished from the fresh waters of Lake Victoria and served on a hot platter as done in some shack called Lwang’ni Hotel, in Kisumu. Recipe courtesy of Ordia Akelo
Ready In: 
45 min
  • Fresh medium sized tilapia (Straight from the lake if possible)
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. Scrape off the fish scales and remove the insides from the fish and wash thoroughly.
  2. Cut it into pieces and sprinkle salt over it then put it out in the sun for thirty minutes to drain
  3. Heat the oil until it is hot, preferably 365 degrees.
  4. Once it is dry, dip the fish into the oil and let it fry until it is golden brown.
  5. Fry your onions and tomatoes in a separate sufuria. once they are well done, pour a cup of water into the mixture and wait for it to boil.
  6. Put your fish in the soup (onion and tomato) and cover for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with ugali and any vegetable of your choice but prerferably Sukuma wiki

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