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Coconut Fish Curry | Recipe

February 24, 2015

Coconut Fish Curry_Miss Pond

Recently I’ve really been trying to ditch pre-made sauces, mainly because of all the nasty stuff added into them. First I learnt how to make a simple stir fry, but now I’m moving on to more intricate sauces. I love thai food and this coconut fish curry recipe from the latest Good Food magazine was a must try. I must admit the recipe is slightly altered, but it still tasted AMAZING. Mr W has asked for it to be put on the meal planner again soon!

Coconut Fish Curry

(Makes enough for 4)

  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Red onion, diced
  • Thumb size piece of ginger, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp Shrimp paste
  • 1 Red chilli, seeded or deseeded (dependent on how hot you like it)
  • 2 Lemongrass stalks split then bruised
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder (I used Tesco Finest Bahart Blend)
  • 1 tbsp Light muscavado sugar
  • Bunch of coriander, including stems, sliced
  • 400g Can of coconut milk
  • 450g Hake or other white fish (I used cod, fresh or frozen will do)
  • 200g King prawns (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Lime halved
  • Jasmine rice, enough for each diner, cooked as per packet
  1. Heat the coconut oil in the pan. Add the onion and soften for a few minutes, when soft add the garlic, ginger and chilli, cook for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the lemongrass, curry powder and sugar, cook until the mixture starts clumping.
  3. Add in the coconut milk and coriander and simmer, then add the fish. Cooking time here is dependent on fresh or frozen fish. I cooked my frozen fish for 10 minutes but I would say 5 minutes for fresh.
  4. Add in the prawns after this time, then squeeze over the juice of the lime, cook until the prawns are cooked through.
  5. Serve on top of Jasmine rice, with more coriander (I forgot) and devour!

I love this recipe, it really is easy to do and it tastes amazing! Let me know if you give it a go,


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P.S. I found this coconut fish curry recipe in February’s Good Food magazine, I have slightly altered it and it was so delicious I couldn’t not share it!


  • Reply Little Miss Katy (@MissKatyEnglish) March 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Ohmygaddddd! This looks amazing. If I weren’t so pants at cooking, I’d totally try this. Might have to sneakily send it to my boyfriend and pray he takes the hint! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Reply MissPond March 5, 2015 at 8:37 am

      It’s so easy Katy! Plus it’s quick, I’m sure you’d manage to cook it ok 🙂 Although it’s always nice when the Mr cooks right?!

  • Reply Ruth Writes February 25, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Oh this sounds fab! I don’t eat that much fish but I’m defo gonna give this a go!

    • Reply MissPond February 25, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Oooh I bet you could easily do it with chicken instead if fish! x

  • Reply Anna (Yay Interiors) February 24, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Oh loads of coconut these days;) just got off blog about coconut 😉 I always wanted to make coconut soup! Thank you for sharing! I need to try it!

    • Reply MissPond February 24, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      I’m not a huge fan of coconut, but when it’s in a curry where the other tastes balance it out I do quite enjoy it! You definitely need to try it- such a quick and easy recipe!

  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca February 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    That looks amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Reply MissPond February 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you! It tasted amazing too 🙂

  • Reply jasmincharlotte February 24, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Yumm! This looks so good! I also am trying to use packaged food a bit less, need to try this for sure! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Reply MissPond February 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you! Definitely try it out 🙂 I haven’t picked up a packet sauce or packet spice mix in months now!!! It’s so refreshing 🙂

  • Reply mylittlenotebook90 February 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I’ve never tried to make thai food yet. But this looks delicious. Making your own sauce is the best, I agree. Really nice post, thank you! 🙂

    • Reply MissPond February 24, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you! I definitely recommend trying Thai cooking 🙂

  • Reply nishkpatel February 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Oooh this looks amazing. I definitely agree about making your own sauces, so far I have a few pasta sauces/ lasagne sauce down, but I’ve never tried making anything so exotic! x

    • Reply MissPond February 24, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Oooh you should try, this recipe is a lot easier and quicker than some of the Thai recipes I’ve seen/cooked! 🙂

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