Meals in Malawi is based off three major components: a carbohydrate, a vegetable stew/ dish, and some sort of protein. The Malawians have some very high quality tea, and it is their second largesrt export crop. The staple cornmeal carbohydrate called nsima is a must if you are trying Malawian food, and fish is also pretty common. My menu for tonight was curried chambo fish, nsima, and futali, a peanut buttery vegetable mash.
Chambo fish are a favorite of the Malawians. Since chambo fish are native to Lake Malawi, a lake I have no hopes of getting to to go fishing in, tilapia was the best substitute I could find. It is another African fish from the same family as chambos.