Samaki, Mchicha na Ndizi (Fish with Plantains and Spinach)

Fish  (Any kind you like)
Spinach (fresh or frozen)
Tomatoes, diced 
Black pepper
Vegetable oil
Plantains (green) peeled and sliced
Coconut cream/milk 


1.Put plantain in a pan and cook until tender done
2.  Place the fish in the center and top with the rest of the ingredients but coconut cream/milk and spinach. Simmer until the fish is almost done
3. Add spinach and coconut milk and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the spinach is done.
Serve while hot..

Pasta za Mchicha na Vitunguu Saumu (Garlic Spinach Pasta)


  • 1 pound seashell pasta
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach ( used fresh spinach)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt to taste
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and spinach and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente; drain and reserve. 
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; saute for 5 minutes or until the garlic turns light gold. Add cooked pasta and spinach to the skillet and mix well. Season with salt and toss; serve.

Save with grated cheese or grilled chicken. 

Recipe adopted from