Omani feastMarak Samak Bil Narjeel

Bring the flavours of Oman home. Recipe courtesy of Bait al Balid & Oman Tourism.

Ingredients:
.5kg tuna or kingfish
1 red onion, chopped
2 tomatoes
8 cloves garlic
2 green chillies
1 bunch green coriander
Juice of 4 lemons
.5 grated fresh coconut
6 tbspns instant coconut powder
1 tspn fish masala
1 tbspn ghee
Salt to taste

Marinade:
1 onion, grated
1 tspn black pepper
Juice of 2 lemons
Salt

Instructions:
Clean, wash and slice the fish. Mix marinade ingredients and marinate fish for a least one hour. Meanwhile, soak the grated coconut in 4 cups of boiling water. Allow to cool slightly, blend and strain.

Add the coconut powder, chopped onion, tomatoes, chillies, garlic and spices and blend till smooth. Cook this sauce on a low flame, stirring frequently, for 45 minutes. Remove fish from marinade and add to coconut sauce. Simmer another 15 minutes until done.

Add the lemon juice, ghee and coriander, simmer additional 5 minutes before serving.

Note: As part of the Ocean Blue group, Bait al Bilad is a romantic village house in Muscat serving Omani banquet dinners for corporate or private clients. However, for a truly rock star experience, you can’t go past the SY Azzura – a 75 foot luxury catamaran available for charter perfectly suited for incentives or events.