Swahili Sauce

This easy recipe from Mike Robinson offers a coconut sauce with a real kick and makes a perfect partner for seafood and fish
By Mike Robinson
Swahili Sauce
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  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 stems lemongrass
  • 3 cm ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 400 ml coconut milk

Tips and Suggestions

To make lobster or prawn Swahili simply prepare the seafood, marinate for 20 minutes in a little lime juice and add to the sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes and serve with coconut rice.


1. Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan over a gentle heat and add all the ingredients, except for the coconut milk. Cook for 4-5 minutes until softened and then stir in the coconut milk.

2. Simmer the mixture for 3-4 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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