Fish Baked with Tomatoes and Spices
(Mtuzi Wa Samaki — Kenya)
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 halibut steaks, 1 inch thick (about 2 pound)
Fresh cilantro, snipped (optional)
Cook and stir onion, garlic and peppers in oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until onion is tender.
Reduce heat; stir in remaining ingredients except fish. Cook uncovered over low heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
Arrange fish in ungreased 12 x 7-inch baking dish. Spoon tomato mixture over fish.
Bake uncovered at 355 degrees F until fish flakes easily with fork — 25 to 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with snipped fresh cilantro if desired.