2 lbs. white fish, bones removed

3 large yellow onions, sliced

2 tblsp. oil

2 chili peppers or 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

3 cloves garlic

4 medium-size tomatoes, or 6 oz. tomato paste

cup white vinegar

tsp. ground cardamom

tsp. cumin

tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 350F. Lay the fish in a baking pan. Heat oil to a moderate temperature, and fry the onion slices until transparent. Arrange over the fish.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. (Or crush chillies and garlic with a mortar and pestle and mash tomatoes well with a fork before combining with other ingredients.) Pour over fish, cover the pan, and simmer about 30 minutes until fish is just cooked.


Serves 4.


country : Kenya

course : fish dish


source : The Africa News Cookbook : African Cooking for Western Kitchens / Tami Hultman


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