Kalluun Duban (Spicy Baked Fish)

This is a delicately spiced fish dish that you will want to make again and again.  The fish is baked with sliced potatoes and capsicum in a marinade of cumin, turmeric, lemon, garlic, coriander and chilli.

I have used snapper fish in this recipe, but you can use any kind of firm fleshed fish.

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Malai Kismayo (Fried Fish)

Fish is popular in my home town of Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia.  Established about 1,000 years ago by Persian and Arab traders, the food in Kismayo, like in much of the port cities of Somalia, is an exotic blend of African and Middle Eastern flavours.

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Pan Fried Kingfish Fillet

Somalis from the north east African nation of Djibouti love their fish. The adjacent Red Sea and Gulf of Aden teem with different kinds of fish. This fish recipe is simple and one that will be a hit with your family and friends.

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Fish Curry in Tamarind and Coconut Milk

Somalia has a coastline of more than 3,000 kilometers, the longest in Africa and the Middle East.  Surprisingly fish isn’t a major part of the Somali diet except in the south where it is made in a variety of ways.  Fish cooked in a rich spicy coconut sauce is a particular favourite of mine that conjures childhood memories.

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