Curry Fish - spicy, savory fish meal simmered in aromatic spices and herbs with coconut milk and homemade curry powder. An extremely delicious weeknight meal just in time for the Lenten season.
Keyword curry, fish, seafood
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Refrigerate Time (if time permits) 8hours
Total Time 8hours30minutes
Servings 6- 7 slices
2-3 pounds(907.18 - 1,360.78 g) fish steak
1 teaspoon (2 g) curry powder
½ teaspoon (1.40 g) minced garlic
½teaspoon (1.40 g) minced ginger
Salt and pepper to taste
Curry Fish Stew
4 tablespoons (56 g) canola oil
1 medium onion chopped
4 large garlic cloves minced
1teaspoon (2 g) grated ginger
1 teaspoons (0.80 g) fresh minced thyme
2-3tablespoons (12.6 - 18.9 g) curry powder
1-2 bay leaves
1 tomato diced
2green onions chopped
½ -1 cup (113-226 g) coconut milk
1 1/2 cups (235 - 352.5 g) water or broth more or less
Hot pepper (Habanero, Scotch Bonnet or Chili Peppers), Optional
1-2 teaspoon (2.1 g) paprika
½ red bell/green bell pepper , diced
1-2 tablespoon (3.80 - 7.60 g) parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Season fish with, salt, curry powder, white pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic and set aside. You may do this overnight and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a Cast Iron Skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot, and then add the fish and brown on both sides - about 3-5 minutes until fish is brown. You may omit this part, if desired.
Remove fish and set aside. Drain oil and leave about 2 tablespoons.
Add onions, followed by minced garlic,ginger, thyme, curry powder and bay leaf, stir for about 2-3 minutes for the flavors to blossom, then add tomatoes cook for another 3 minutes.
Pour in coconut milk and water, continue cooking for about 3-5 minutes. Then throw in hot pepper, if using any, bell pepper, basil leaves and smoked paprika. Return fish to the pot with accumulated juice. Bring to a boil, salt and cook for about 10 minutes. Add chopped parsley.
Adjust sauce thickness and seasoning with water or broth.
I used Tilapia steak in the recipe - feel free to switch it out for any white fish - examples include; kingfish, sea bass, cod, grouper, haddock, catfish, and red snapper. Fish Steak is preferable
If you love curry anything, I would urge you to make your own spice blend - It's like night and day- so much flavor in homemade - feel free to try this Jamaican curry out.
For my healthy peeps, skip the browning at the beginning.
A cast-iron skillet works best when browning fish- works like a charm, every time. If you can invest in a cast iron, I would say go for it. It's quite affordable too.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.