Kenya Fish Baked with Tomatoes and Spices (Mtuzi Wa Samaki)



4 servings



1 lg. onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seed and chopped or
other very hot peppers
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 can (1 lb.) whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 tbsp. vinegar
1-1/4 tsp. ground cumin
3/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. salt
4 halibut steaks, 1 inch thick (about 2 pounds)


Cook and stir onion, garlic and peppers in oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until onion is tender. Reduce heat; stir in remaining ingredients except fish. Cook uncovered over low heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.

Arrange fish in ungreased oblong baking dish 12 x 7 1/2 x 2 inches. Spoon tomato mixture over fish. Cook uncovered in 350 F. oven until fish flakes easily with fork, 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with snipped fresh cilantro if desired. 4 servings.

Author's Comments

(M’too-zee wah sah-mah-kee) The hallmark of much of African Cooking is the hot and peppery nature.

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