Grilled Fish Coated With Coconut Sauce

Samaki Wa Kupaka Recipe

For Fish


One whole fish, abouttwo to four pounds (ask for a fish that will hold together on the grill)
1 teaspoons of ginger powder {if you want you can use ginger paste}
1 teaspoons of garlic powder {if you want you can use garlic paste}
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder {to taste}
1 teaspoon Chilli powder or to taste {optional}
Salt to taste

For Coconut Sauce

1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon tomato puree
2 tablespoon coconut powder {or you can use 2 cups coconut milk canned is okay}
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 to 2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 choped fresh chill pepper {optional}

A} Clean fish, remove scales and tail.
B} Cut a long gash on each side of the fish.
C} Mixed together all the spices expect spices for making sauce
D} Rub this mixture all over the fish, into the stomach cavity and into the gash on each side
E} Cover and leave to sit for one to two hours or over night
F} In a sauce pan stir in all the spices, together the tomato puree, ginger, galic, salt, fresh chilli and coconut powder {COOK THIS ON THE LOW HEAT}
G} Add enough water about 1 and 1/2 cup, simmer the sauce over a low heat.
H} Grease your grill rack if food always stike on the rack
I} Place the fish in / on the grill {a metal grill with a hinged top is very useful} or cook the fish in the oven broiler.
J} When one side is cooked then flip the fish on the other side and grill it again until the whole fish is proper grilled
K} Once the fish is done then begin spooning the sauce over the fish and everywhere as seen in the video
L} We are done and Enjoy your samaki wa kupaka!

Written by Farhat

Farhat Abbas


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  1. hi..I really love your cooking you are really great. my question is what temperature do I set at my oven when I’m cooking the fish?

    • Hi dear. Thanks for the great compliment. To be honest with you, i don’t know dear i think you should check the make and model of the oven, i guess your oven came with Manual / instructions, so please go through the manual and i am sure it will be helpful.

      Good luck

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