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Mango fish, delicacy of the exotic sea of Kenya

Snapper is used on the Kenyan coast, but also other small to medium sized fish.

12-06-2020 di redazione

In some Swahili restaurants mango sauce to accompany grilled fish is a custom.
The most gourmet recipes include the use of "noble" fish such as red snapper, but white snapper or "kolekole" (tastier but also smoother) can also be good. You can also cook it in the oven, if you want.
Here is the Swahili recipe for mango fish.

Ingredients for 2 people

A 1.2 kg red or white snapper
Salt and pepper qb
Half a mature mango
Coriander (or parsley if you prefer)
Fresh ginger (one teaspoon)
Chilli (one teaspoon tip)
Lime (one spoon)

Make 3 cuts on each side of the fish in order to cook it evenly. Brush with olive oil, then, lay on the medium-hot grill and cook for 15-20 minutes brushing a few times and turning once. 
Otherwise, you can bake the fish in the oven by placing them on a grill placed on a baking tray. Place in the oven at 7-10 cm from the heating element at 180 degrees and bake for about 10-15 minutes on each side. Check the cooking with a fork.

For the sauce: peel the mango, separate the pulp from the kernel and transfer it to the blender cup. Coarsely chop the coriander leaves, grate the ginger and finely chop the chilli pepper. Transfer everything into the blender cup and add the lime juice, stirring until a uniform mash is obtained.

When the fish is ready, spread it with the sauce and serve.
It is usually served with boiled potatoes and mashed in the same sauce, or with coconut spinach (mchicha).

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