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  • Writer's pictureAngela, Digital Chef, Africa Analyst

Dahomey Fish Stew

Recipe story: Dahomey fish stew.

Subtitle: fish stew

Culture: Benin

Preparation time: 30 minutes.

Recipe story:

This dish is a healthy but flavor some stew to warm up you’re evening. It can be eaten with rice as a whole meal itself.


· 1kg white fish fillets, cut into chunks.

· 2tbsp of olive oil.

· 2 leeks, sliced into thin rounds

· 2 carrots finely sliced

· 2 garlic cloves, crushed

· I small fennel bulb sliced length ways.

· 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

· 1 bay leaf

· Large glass white wine.

· 1.25l fish or vegetable stock.

· 500g raw prawns, peeled with tails attached

· 2tbsp of flat-leaf parsley, chopped.


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add the leeks, carrots, celery and garlic and cook over a medium low heat, stirring for 7 minutes.

  2. Add the fennel, tomatoes, bay leaf, wine, and stock and bring to a boil. Simmer gently for about 30 minutes.

  3. Add the fish and the prawns. Bring to a boil then simmer for a few minutes or until fish is cooked. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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