Fish in Coconut Sauce (Samaki Wa Kupaka)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

An Eastern African dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together garlic and ginger pastes, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Marinate the fish in the mixture for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  3. Oil a baking dish with 1 ts oil and bake the fish lightly.
  4. In a blender, puree onions, tomatoes and coriander. Take 1 tsp of oil, heat in a pan and fry pureed mixture for few minutes. Add coconut milk and stir gently until the sauce thickens.
  5. Pour the sauce over the fish and bake in the oven for further 10-15 minutes or until done. Serve with plain or coconut rice.


Most Helpful

This recipe does not even come close to what Samaki wa kupaka really is. The dish looks wonderful but it is not samaki wa kupaka. And it is more commonly found in the coastal region of East Africa, my home. This is what it should look like:<br/><br/><br/><br/>I do not own this website neither am I affiliated with it in anyway. All rights belong to

coco849 July 10, 2013

Yumm! this was great! I made this with thai coconut rice and it was a wonderful dinner. Definately a keeper thanks stormylee

umisa January 30, 2008

Used fresh mahi mahi. Had to leave out the green chilies this time as my guests wouldn't eat them but will use next time. Used fresh garlic and ginger. This was very good...but I love anything made with coconut milk. This is a keeper. Thanks stormylee.

LadyPalm February 19, 2007

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