This Tilapia Stew recipe is one of our favorite fish recipes.

Tilapia is a fresh water fish found in Lake Victoria, located in the middle of East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). It can be made in a variety of ways but this is an easy tested recipe!

To Make this recipe, you will need the following:


Pan Fried Tilapia recipe, cut width-wise
2 cups water
1 cup red onion, diced
3 tbsp fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 cup tomatoes, crushed or diced
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste


  1. On medium heat, place all the ingredients, except the tilapia, in a large sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a slight boil, turn heat down to low setting and simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes.
  3. Add Fish pieces and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.


If you don't have tilapia, you can substitute with halibut,cod or trout. The results are very similar, but if you can find tilapia, it tastes the best.

Serve with Ugali (African Polenta) or Matoke (Steamed Green Bananas/Plantains) and freshly steamed Kale.

This Tilapia Stew Recipe is great with
Ugali (African Polenta)