Known for its historical stone town and white sandy beaches, Zanzibar is a must visit vacation spot which boasts mouth-watering foodie delights such as our feature dish. Dive in and enjoy!

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3 tablespoons of Oil

2 pounds Fish fillets, cut into serving portions

1 Onion, chopped or sliced

2 Red or green bell peppers, chopped or sliced

6-8 cloves Garlic, minced

1 cup Tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 1/2 cups Coconut milk

2-3 teaspoons Garam masala or curry powder

1-2 tablespoons Tamarind paste or lemon juice

Salt and pepper, to taste


Cooking Methods: Heat the oil over medium-high flame in a large skillet or pot. Season the fish with salt and pepper.

Sear the fish fillets on both sides and remove to a plate. Do not cook through.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions and peppers. Sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes more.

Add the tomatoes, coconut milk, garam masala or curry powder, tamarind paste or lemon juice, salt and pepper.Mtuzi-wa-Samaki(3)


Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 6-8 minutes.

Add the fish fillets, cover and continue to simmer until the fish is cooked through, 5-10 minutes. Serve with rice, ugali, boiled potatoes, boiled cassava or chapatti.


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