White fish red curry

White fish red curry

White fish red curry

This white fish red curry has a bite to it that will really fire you up - simple to make and a delight to the senses with its combination of herbs, spices and nutritious fish.

SERVES: 4-6 PREP TIME: 25 mins COOK TIME: 30 mins


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 8 vine ripened tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 kilo firm white fish, diced into bite size pieces
  • 250g baby spinach, washed


  1. Warm 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and add the dried spices, garlic, shallots, chilli, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and most of the coriander. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Place the remaining oil in the pan, allow to heat up and then fry the fish until golden on both sides.
  5. Once the fish is cooked return the sauce to the pan, add the baby spinach and simmer together for a further 10 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with a sprinkle of coriander on top.
  7. Can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Inspiration and top tips

  • Be creative and turn this into a chicken or vegetable curry swapping the fish with vegetables such as broccoli, sugar snap peas, red pepper and green beans or chicken
  • If you prefer to remove your kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass before eating, add them to the pot whole
  • Try experimenting with different types of fish i.e. salmon, haddock or cod and serve with pan fried okra, pak choi and broccoli or a salad for a lighter meal

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  

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