Samaki Wa Kupaka

"A fabulous recipe for grilled fish from central africa, served with a coconut sauce on the side"
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  • Carefully trim the tails and fins from the fish and discard them. Make several slashes in the flesh to allow the flavours of the marinade to be well absorbed.
  • Mix the garlic, ginger, salt, oil and lime together. Rub this mixture into the slashed flesh and stomach cavity. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the Kupaka Sauce. Place the tomato puree, onion, tomatoes and spices into a food processor and blend to a paste.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the paste to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes over a low heat, stirring all the time to stop the mixture sticking and burning.
  • Add the chillies and simmer for 10 minutes. If the mixture becomes too dry, add a little of the tamarind paste and coconut cream.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat, stir in the remaining tamarind paste and coconut cream and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Meanwhile, grill the marinated fish over the charcoal barbecue, basting regularly, until cooked through. Serve immediately, with the Kapuka sauce, some plain boiled rice and coconut spinach.

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