Prepare time: 30 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hr
Atsieke as the name implies is a nutritious meal. Rich in protein and carbohydrates. It can be taken alongside vegetables and fruits. It is common among many Ivorians and people living in the West African region.
- 1 pound (500 g) smoked herring or mackerel
- 3 tablspoons peeled and finely grated ginger
- 1/2 cup vegetable or peanut oil
- 2 yellow onions, minced
- 4 ripe tomatoes, blanched, peeled, and pureed
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste blened with 1/4 cup water
- 2 fresh red chiles, minced
- 1/2 pound (250 g) green beans, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 cups gari
- Season the fish with salt and ginger. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan, and saute the fish until crisp and brown.
- Remove from the oil, drain, set aside, and keep hot. In the remaining hot oil, add the onions and saute until they are almost brown.
- Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, chiles, green beans, and garlic salt.
- Return the fish to the pan, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
- Put the gari in a bowl and add enough lightly salted cold water just to corer it completey. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until the gari absorbs the liquid and swells.
- Fluff the gari with a fork. Accompany each serving of fried fish with some of the vegetables and gari.