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Growing up fish was something we had but I did not enjoy. I am not sure exactly when this started but for the longest time I did not have the skin of the fish, then I stopped having whole fish I think for almost 10 years. I just for some reason thought it was grossish.

Then 3 years ago I went to visit my girl Mona in Kampala. On the day I was living we passed Tuskys to get some gonja crisps (plantain). Mona bought some fish and they were all packed together. Well, you can guess what happened, I found my self with fish in Nairobi. I obviously could not throw it out after it traveled all the way now could I?

Hubby was super happy about it, that was the day we started calling it something close to the name above. The actual name we call it is PG LOL but the point is it it pleases men.

Happy Cooking

Man Pleasing Coconut Tilapia Fish

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 to 3


  1. 1 large fish, deep fried or baked
  2. 2 onions
  3. Oil for frying
  4. 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  5. 5 cm ginger, crushed
  6. 5 tomatoes, diced
  7. 2 teaspoons fish masala
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin
  9. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  10. 250 ml coconut milk
  11. Salt to taste
  12. small bunch of dhania, chopped


Cook the onions till soft, add the ginger and garlic and cook till fragrant. Add the tomatoes and stir then add the salt, stir then reduce the heat mashing the tomatoes with your cooking spoon till its soft and it start removing its own natural oils.

Add the spices, let it cook for 5 mins then add the coconut milk. bring this to a simmer then add the dhania. I would typically then add in my fish till it warmed through then serve

However, Juliet Atieno on foodies club Nairobi on Facebook showed me a new way. Warm your fish then on a plate pour half the sauce place the fish and top with sauce. Serve with Ugali

Happy eating

Costing 1 fish Ksh 500 2 onions Ksh 20 Oil for frying ksh 10 3 cloves garlic, Ksh 5 5 cm ginger, ksh 3 5 tomatoes Ksh 50 2 teaspoons fish masala Ksh 3 1 teaspoon cumin Ksh 3 1/2 teaspoon turmeric ksh 3 250 ml coconut milk Ksh 125 Salt to taste Ksh 2 small bunch of dhania, chopped ksh 5 Total Ksh 729 Per serving Ksh 243

Written by Wangeci