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African Fish Pastry

Last updated on September 13th, 2020 at 08:52 pm

The African Fish Pastry (Fish Roll) is one of our popular street foods in west africa and they are very easy to make. I know there are a couple of snacks called Fish Roll recipe but the african Fish roll is quite different. It is simply a snack made of a pastry dough which is quite similar to the african meat pie and the Chicken Pie Pastry and wrapped in a spicy Fish filling.

 

How to make the Nigerian Fish Roll

Fish Roll Recipe

These Fish rolls are fried till golden brown and stuffed with Fish, Onions, Green Onions and a bit of cayenne pepper for some heat. It can be eaten as a snack and it can serve as a starter for your party as well. It’s tasty and very easy to easy to make.

If you like this  Fish Roll recipe, then, you might also be interested in checking out these other pastry recipes:

Meat Pie Recipe

Sausage Roll Recipe

Chicken Pie recipe

Samosa

Watch the video on how to make Fish Roll below

Note(s) on how to make the African Fish Roll

*We usually use Mackerel Fish in making our Fish Rolls in africa but I discover Salmon Fish or Tuna Fish will work just as well.

**Don’t over spice the Fish, it will ruin the taste of the Fish Rolls. (Fish, in general, needs little spicing)

How to make the Nigerian Fish Roll

How to make the Nigerian Fish Roll

African Fish Pastry

The African Fish Roll is one of our popular street foods in west africa and they are very easy to make. I know there are a couple of snacks called Fish Roll recipe but the african Fish roll is quite different. It is simply a snack made of a pastry dough which is quite similar to the african meat pie and the Chicken Pie Pastry and wrapped in a spicy Fish filling.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: African
Keyword: fish roll, homemade
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 Cups Plain Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 14 ounces Mackerel
  • 6-8 Tbsp Water
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 1 Small Onions finely chopped
  • Cayenne Pepper To Taste
  • Enough Oil For Frying
  • 2 tbsp Sugar

Instructions

  • Mash the Fish together with the Onion, Green Onion, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl and set aside.
  •  In another Bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and margarine and use your finger to incorporate the margarine into the flour until it comes out crumbly. Add the Egg and mix it with the flour until it's totally absorbed by the flour.
  •  Begin to add the water a little at a time until a workable dough is formed.
  •  Transfer the fish roll dough to a work surface and knead for about 3 to 5 minutes, then cover up the dough and leave it to rest for about 10 minutes.
  •  Roll out the dough to about 1/8th inch thick, then cut it out into small rectangles (this is dependent on how big you want your Fish rolls to be) and you don't need to be perfect while cutting out the rectangles of the Fish Rolls since it's still going to be rolled - no one will see the imperfection.
  • Take each of the cut-out rectangles and fill it with 1 to 1-1/2Tbsp of Fish then tightly roll the dough and secure the tips a little bit to prevent the fish from spilling into the Oil.
  • Fry the fish rolls in a preheated oil until it's golden brown.
  • Serve hot, warm or cold with your favorite drink. Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg
Recipe Rating




Helen

Friday 28th of May 2021

Thanks a lot

Esther

Monday 8th of March 2021

Well this is great.Thanks

Udezu Roseline

Tuesday 26th of January 2021

Wow Interesting

Christabel

Saturday 8th of August 2020

I just did my fish roll nw,cos am just joining u today

Efokwu Blessing

Saturday 11th of July 2020

I am a beginner, just started following Chef Lola's recipes for about three weeks now. I have already made my show glass and I am selling my snacks now!. Your recepes are quite followable (if there's anything like that) lol. I can make egg roll, doughnut, puff puff, buns, chin chin and now fish roll. I am so loving it and I wake up every morning with the excitement to begin work for sale all thanks to you. May God take you to places you never thought you could get to in the name of Jesus. And by the way, you are pretty.