Ma-tha-ru-bah ~ Fish & Rice Paste
The texture of ma-tha-ru-bah is very similar to that of ha-rees and ar-sea. This tasty dish - the spices can be adjusted to your personal liking - originated in Kuwait, but is very popular throughout the UAE. Eaten as a side dish, garnished with sliced lemons and salad, it can also be made with chicken or rabbit, but fish is more popular.
1 1/2 lbs (650gms) hammour, cleaned and cut into steaks
Boil fish in water for about 20 minutes, remove from broth and fillet.
Meanwhile, chop onions, crush garlic, chop coriander, parsley and chilli
and grate tomatoes and ginger. put flesh back in broth and add all other
ingredients except rice and the garnish.
From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
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