Coconut pepper sauce

Here’s another one with coconut. A very simple sauce but yummy!

My husband likes fish, pan fried, deep fried, grilled. I don’t make a lot of it because I’m always at a loss on the sauce side of things. He doesn’t necessarily want a sauce but I always feel like I need to make one. Otherwise fries and ketchup end up being the default accompaniments every time.

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look at all that mouth watering colour!

This sauce was an aha! moment. I was thinking about what else I could do with coconut at the time.  

So the ingredients are very simple…

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chop up a medium sized onion and about 4 heaped tablespoons of pepper (capsicum)

You can use one colour of pepper or you can mix them all up. Personally, I like the mix of colour.

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start with the onions in a pan with a little bit of vegetable cooking oil

Keep the heat on medium

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stir the onions often, once they soften, add the chopped pepper
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continue to stir, once the pepper softens…
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add about 100ml of coconut cream. I used the store bought kind

Then turn the heat to low and stir it in. As it bubbles for about a minute you’ll chop up a little bit of rosemary.

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add it to the sauce. If you need longer than one minute to finish chopping, take the pan off the heat
stir it in, let it simmer about 2o seconds more and it's done.
stir it in, let it simmer about 20 seconds more and it’s done.

If you find it too thick you can add a bit of water to it. Feel free to create the consistency you like.

Now for the serving…

I sprinkled some warm rice with dhania and laid the pan fried piece of red snapper on top
I sprinkled some warm rice with dhania and laid the pan fried piece of red snapper on top
then spooned the sauce over it
then spooned the sauce over it
very delicious, do try it!
very delicious, do try it!

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Something to try over the weekend maybe?

Happy Friday everyone! *\(^_^)/*

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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