Somalian Whole Fish

by on February 18, 2016
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So, before I started cooking, I was a webmaster.  After I retired, I did free web sites for marginal businesses.  One of my customers was from Somalia, and he was so appreciative that he and his wife brought us a fish cooked in the traditional way from his village.  Here is the best I was able to recreate his recipe.

One whole fish, such as Cod, Shad, Trout, Bass, Snapper or Breem,

Several stalks of lemongrass
One lemon
1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves and roots
2 TBL sweet chilli sauce
2 TBL lime juice
1/4 cup red curry paste

Rinse the fish and cavity, pat dry with paper towel.
Score the fish 2-3 times through the thickest part of the flesh on both sides.

Place a layer of lemongrass on the bottom of your baking dish
Place the fish on next
Place lemon slices on the fish
Pour everything else into your food processor and puree.
Pour over fish and massage in well.
Let marinate 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350º
Line baking tray with parchment paper
Place fish onto tray and cook for 20-25 min or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Remove, cover with foil, rest for 5 min.
Garnish with sliced spring/green onions and chilli slices.
Serve with steamed rice or salad.


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