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Ultimate Fish Curry

Updated: Sep 20, 2021

One of our all-time favourite recipes, this delicious, light, quick and easy fish curry never fails to impress. Perfect for an informal dinner with friends around the kitchen table or in the garden.


1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

fish sauce – add in parts until the taste is right

soy sauce (we like low-salt) – add in parts until the taste is right

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 red chili, de-seeded and finely chopped

400ml coconut milk

500g cherry tomatoes

freshly ground salt and pepper

700g red mullet cut into bite-sized pieces

1 large bunch of fresh coriander, chopped

juice of 1 lime


Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until finely chopped. Add bth the fish sauce and the soy sauce in parts (taste as you go along) to make an aromatic paste.

Heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the onion until it is soft and translucent. Add the curry paste and stir through and fry for 5 minutes making sure that the garlic is well cooked.

Stir in the coconut milk and bring to the boil. Stir often until you have a thick gravy. Add and stir the cherry tomatoes and heat through for a couple of minutes. Add the fish and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the coriander. Squeeze in the lime juice.

Serve with basmati rice.

Serves: 4-6

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