Tomato Seafood Stew


  • Mussels, Hake (cut in tubes) 
  • ¼ cup Squid 
  • 1 cup Shrimps 
  • 1 finely chopped onion 
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots 
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes 
  • 2 Fresh lemons 
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic 
  • Salt & Pepper for taste 
  • 1 cup of chicken broth 
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of butter 
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 
  • ½ teaspoon of brown sugar 
  • ½ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar 
  • fresh parsley to garnish


  1. On a medium heated pan with oil and butter, fry your squid for two minutes on both sides and set aside.
  2. On the same pan, sauté your onion till soft and then add carrots and garlic and stir for 4-5 minutes and then add all your seasonings (salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, and Coriander).
  3. As your spices cook, add the tomato, sugar, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, and all the seafood and leave it to simmer for 10 minutes or until everything is cooked. 
  4. You can serve it with Butter Toasted bread or can be enjoyed as it is.

Credit: Recipe written by Fish4Africa ambassador, Nwabisa Lisa – @nwabisalisa_cooks