Wali na Samaki


Wali na Samaki
Recipe type: Entree
Wali na Samaki is an Ethiopian food recipe of fish and rice in sauce.
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cup water
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper, to taste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2½ lbs skinless fish fillets
  • 1 cup flour
  • vegetable oil
  • 6 cup cooked rice
  1. Combine the first nine ingredients in a large pot and stir bringing to a boil.
  2. Turn down the heat and simmer the sauce, covered, for about 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and keep the sauce warm until ready to serve.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200F. Wash the fish fillets in cold water and pat dry.
  4. Pour the flour onto a plate. Dip the fillets, shaking off the excess flour and placing them on a plate.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a few of the fish pieces at a time and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  6. Use a spatula to lift out each fish piece. Transfer the pieces to a baking dish. Keep warm in oven while frying the rest of the fish. Add more oil to the pan as needed.
  7. To serve the meal, place a large spoonful of rice on each plate, top with the fish, and then cover with the vegetable sauce.

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