Tilapia and catfish smoking in Nigeria

Photos’ credit: Hassan Shettima Modu (Nigeria) Description:  Hassan Shettima Modu and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

The photos show a type of fish smokers used to produced tilapia and African catfish. The consumer preference for smoked fish is high due to its taste, color and texture.

The smoker shown in the pictures is made of aluminum with insulator sheet. The bottom pot is used for loading the charcoals required for the smoking process. The smoker compromises of five to seven trays depending on its size. The capacity of shown smoker is about 50 kg of fish. Typically, a period of seven to eight hours is produced high quality smoked product.

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