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Dried fish stew – a Recipe from the Charming Ethiopia

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Dried fish stew Ye’assa Zilbo is a slight choice of Ye’assa W’et. It is in addition served with injera or bread ruing periods of fasting or because a vegetarian dish.

medium cooking pan

2 Ibs. dried fish cut in strips
2 cups red onions (chopped)
½ tsp. fenugreek
¼ tsp. red pepper (berbere)
1 cup oil
1 tsp. garlic
½ tsp. ginger
¼ tsp. cardamom
to taste black pepper
¼ tsp. salt
1/3 cup t’ej or wine
2 cups water

How to make Dried fish stew
Brown onions with fenugreek adding a little water at a time to retain from burning and stir. Add red pepper and oil and mix well. Add t’ej. Add fish to the cooking pot. Add water, stimulating gently until the dried fish softens. Add spices and blend well. Serve hot. Yields 4-6 servings. Refrigerate to store.

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