EA DRIED SHARK CURRY/ROSTI/ROJO LA PAPA MKAVU
Dried fish curry or famously known as 'Rojo/rosti la papa mkavu' or 'mchuzi mzito wa papa mkavu' is a Swahili delicacy in East Africa. The salted dried fish of choice is usually Shark fish (papa) or King fish (nguru). The dried fishes are usually baked (kuchomwa) in a hot jiko and served with corn meal (and sometimes with a side salad (kachumbari)) but this curry takes it to a whole new level. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
HOW TO COOK DRIED FISH CURRY
More information & tips
1) If you do not have salted dried king fish/shark, use dried cod fish. But do not fry for very long as cod fish will get very dry when fried without any batter.
2) You can substitute the lime with tamarind paste for a slightly different flavor.
3) Usually served with corn meal (ugali) with sauteed amaranth or steamed vegetable or kachumbari.
4) Travel tip: Roast(ed) meat refers to dry (barbecue,frilled,roasted) meat as we know it, but in Tanzania (Bongo), the locals refer to roast (rosti) to meat (or fish) cooked in a thick sauce or curry with no/or very little water.