Smoked catfish (called adwene in Ghana) is very popular and adds its unique deep sea taste and smoky flavor to any dish.
Smoked fish is an important condiment and flavoring agent across Africa. The flavor and taste of most African soups and stews is largely determined by the type of fish used -the wonderful fish texture and smoky flavor shines through in the soup/stew. The type of fish selected, the type of smoking and length of smoking determines the flavor profile that is achieved.
There are a variety of fish that is best for smoking, including Akwaabi, Oheneba, Catfish, Tilapia, Tuna, Mackerel, Herring, Keta School Boys, etc.
Preparation and use
The Fish is carefully selected, cleaned, cured in brine and smoked with firewood.Smoking, one of the oldest preservation methods, gives the fish its authentic taste andadds a unique, delicious taste to any dish.
Recipes, meals, and how this is usually eaten
Peanut butter soup with smoked fish
Okra stew/soup with smoked fish
Palm nut soup with smoked fish
Nutritional info and health benefits
Smoked Fish is low in Saturated Fat. It is also a good source of Vitamin A and Potassium, and a very good source of Protein, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium.
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