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Fish Curry Recipe

Coconut Fish Curry (Samaki Wa Nazi)

Simple and flavorful African Fish Curry Recipe with a delicious creamy coconut-based sauce. The fish is gently cooked in a curry coconut sauce that is bursting with exotic flavors.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 4
Calories 442 kcal


  • 2 pounds firm white-fleshed fish
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 or 2 Fresh red chiles or Noubess hot and spicy sauce
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 cups Coconut milk


  • Clean and rinse the fish, then season it with salt. Heat the oil in a medium pan, and brown the fish. Set it aside and keep warm. In the same oil, fry onion until brown.
  • Add the garlic and then stir; cook for 1 minute, then add the curry powder, tomato paste, chiles, and lemon juice. Mix well and continue stirring to prevent the mixture from burning. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and stir until it boils. Decrease the heat and add the fried fish. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the flavors concentrate and the sauce thickens to a creamy consistency. Serve hot.


Always use a firm fish. Soft flesh fish will break into smaller pieces while frying.
Use a good curry powder to add wholesome flavors to the sauce.
Looking to add veggies to the dish? Add bell peppers, broccoli, asparagus, or spinach.
Love peas? Add green peas, chickpeas, or snap peas
Enjoy this recipe with rice, or any other grains.


Calories: 442kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 24gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 90mgPotassium: 435mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 324mgIron: 7mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword fish dinner, fish recipe, red snapper
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