Fried makayabu


Fried makayabu

Makayabu is an African salted fish. 

The name makayabu comes from Lingala, a Congolese language. 

There are different species of salted fish but for this recipe I prefer cod.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Congo, Seafood
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 212 kcal


  • 500 g makayabu
  • frying oil



  1. to desalinate while keeping a little saltiness: soak in water for 12 hours, change the water 3-4 times
  2. to desalinate completely: up to 24 hours in water, change the water 3-4 times


  1. put oil about 3-4 cm high in a pan or pot
  2. fry pieces of fish 4 minutes on one side
  3. turn the fish, fry 3 minutes on the other side
  4. drain on a a sheet of kitchen roll