‘Samak’ means fish in Arabic, while Marak Samak means “Fish Stew”. Marak Samak is cooked differently from one Middle Eastern country to the other; some cook it as a stew while others make it more like a curry. In this dish, the fish is paired with a stew, much like the traditional Yemeni meat and bone broth ‘Marak’.
Seafood Recipe of the Day
Marak Samak is a spicy fish casserole. The fish is simmered on low heat with tomatoes, fish stock, garlic, chilli, and Lumi until cooked.
In this recipe, you will learn the techniques of preparing fish for stewing, sautéing and simmering. Apart from these techniques, you will also learn how to handle the ingredients and equipment used in cooking Marak Samak.