How to prepare "Agushi" stew

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way.

Agushi stew


  • whole salted or dried tilapia
  • Ground agushi powder
  • Tomato paste
  • Fresh tomato, diced
  • Onion, diced
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pepper
  • Smoked fish
  • Salted fish

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  • Soak salted tilapia in warm water
  • Clean the tilapia and cut it into vertical strips
  • In a separate bowl, mix in enough water (and a pinch of salt, if desired) to the agushi powder to make it into a paste
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan
  • Add fish to the pan and lightly brown on both sides before removing fish and setting it aside.
  • Add onions to sauce pan and let them brown.
  • Add pepper & tomato paste and let cook for 3 minutes
  • Add diced tomatoes & 1/2 cup of water. Simmer for 3- 5  minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add agushi paste and water to sauce. Cover & simmer for at least 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add fish, stir & simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Serve with rice or boiled plantains.


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