Pawpaw Stew



Pawpaw Stew

A spicy stew made with pawpaw fruit and can be served with boiled yam
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Sauces & Dips
Cuisine African
Servings 4 people


  • Blender
  • Cup
  • Chopping Board
  • A knife
  • A Glass Bowl
  • A spoon
  • A sauceopan
  • Food Picker
  • A ceramic Plate
  • Wooden Ladle


  • 1 Medium Tilapia
  • 2 Medium Unripe Pawpaws
  • 4 Medium Tomatoes (Pureed)
  • 1 Medium Red Onion (Sliced)
  • 7 Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Pureed) (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp Fish Powder
  • Palm Oil
  • Salt for Marinade
  • 1 Medium Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Small Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Black Peppercorn
  • 1 tsp Anise Seeds


  • Blend onion, ginger, garlic, back peppercorn and anise seed into a smooth mixture and set aside.
  • Cut tilapia into three parts, place in a bowl and pour the blended mixture on.
  • Rub and set to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Cut the pawpaw into two, scoop the seeds out with a spoon, cut into pieces, wash and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Pulse in a blender and set aside (roughly or fine).
  • Heat palm oil in a pan over medium heat and carefully place in the marinated tilapia and fry 5 minutes on each side.
  • Reduce the palm oil in the pan to your preference.
  • Add sliced onion, stir and let sweat for a minute.
  • Add pureèd tomato, pureèd scotch bonnet pepper, stir and let simmer for 3 minutes. Add fish powder, stir and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add blended pawpaw, stir and let simmer.
  • Adjust salt to your taste, then add fried tilapia and let simmer for a minute before serving.
  • Pawpaw stew ready to serve


Keyword Fruits, Pawpaw, stew

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