Nigerian Fish Rolls

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Fish roll is a snack recipe that is deep fried after being filled with mashed fish that is mixed with other ingredients and spices. A recipe you will be learning today on Dee’s Mealz.

It is prepared using flour and other ingredients mixed to form a dough and cooked mashed fished also mixed with other ingredients.

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I had to make the fish roll twice. The first ones didn’t turn out well…we learn everyday.

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It might sound difficult, but trust me it isn’t at all. This is a snack you can prepare in 30 – 40 minutes.

So, let’s begin.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of powdered milk
  • An Egg

For the Filling

  • 1 mackrel Fish
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium size Onion chopped
  • 1 seasoning cube
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

Other utensils needed

  • Rolling pin
  • Pot or Frying pan

NIGERIAN FISH ROLL PREPARATION

First, you wash the pieces of fish very well. Then pack into a pot.

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Add a seasoning cube, salt and water to the level of the fish then set on heat to cook.

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Now break the egg in a bowl, add the sugar and milk. Then whisk.

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Next is to add the butter to the flour and mix together till the butter mixes well with the flour.

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Turn the whisked egg, sugar and milk mixture into the flour. Rinse the bowl with a little water and turn in the flour.

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Then knead to form a dough.

If it needs more water, then you can add a little more and continue kneading.

With the dough now ready, cover it and set it aside.

Now set the fish of heat and pack into a plate.

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Allow to cool down a bit before you debone it.

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After you have deboned the fish, use a cooking spoon and mash it.

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Set a pot on heat and add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil.

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Allow to heat up a bit before adding the chopped onions and red bell pepper.

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Mix and allow to fry for 2-3 minutes on low heat.

Next is to add the mashed fish and mix together. Allow for 2 minutes before setting off the heat.

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I didn’t add more seasoning to it because the previous ones I added was okay in it.

Now the rolling begins.

I will then cut the dough little by little and mold it. Then roll a bit flat and round in shape.

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Then I will now add a full tablespoon of the fish mix at the side of the dough and roll it with the fish filling carefully tucked in.

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The finally seal the both ends to avoid poping open when frying.

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Continue the process above till you are done rolling.

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Now set the oil enough to deep fry on heat to get a bit hot.

Then drop the fish rolls gently in the oil side by side.

Check continuously to avoid it getting burnt underneath.

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When it has turned all golden brown, it means it is ready.

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You can now pack out of the oil and allow to cool down before serving with a drink of choice.

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