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Ye’assa Zilbo – Dried fish stew – Food from the Lovely Horn of Africa

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

Bits and Pieces:
medium cooking pan

2 Ibs. dried fish lessen 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 cook Ye’assa Zilbo – Dried fish stew
Brown onions with fenugreek adding a little water at a time to maintain from burning and shake up. 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 strong. Yields 4-6 servings. Refrigerate to store.

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