Giriama Fish Curry Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 4 sea bass fillets, about 1/2 pound each
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups coconut milk
How to cook Giriama Fish Curry:
  • In a large skillet, stir-fry the garlic, onion, safron, cumin, and turmeric in the butter for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the sea bass fillets and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and simmer slowly for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the sauce reduces to a creamy texture.
  • Serve immediately.


The Giriama Fish Curry recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
The Kenyan name for this recipe is Giriama Gourmet.


Giriama (pronounced ghe-ree-yah-mah) is a Kenyan coastal fish dish named after the Giriama people of Mijikenda.
To serve, the traditional Kenyan recipe calls for a glowing piece of charcoal to be added before serving, as it is thought to put extra flavor and "real" fire into the sauce. However, only a professional should use charcoal; it is not recommended for the average kitchen! It can be dangerous and also leaves small flakes of charcoal in the sauce.

This recipe for Giriama Fish Curry serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Giriama Fish Curry (Giriama Gourmet) recipe is adopted from A Taste of Africa by Dorinda Hafner 2002.

Main Ingredient: Bass (more Bass recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: African (more African recipes)

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