Coconut Curry Fish Recipe -
Coconut Curry Fish Recipe
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Coconut Curry Fish

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"A wonderfully exotic but quick dish! Serve over brown rice, millet, or quinoa."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring the water and rice to a boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook 1 minute. Mix in cod, and season with curry powder, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour in the coconut milk, and mix in frozen vegetables. Cover, and cook 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and cod is easily flaked with a fork.
  3. Drain 1/2 cup liquid from the skillet into a bowl, and mix with cornstarch. Stir back into skillet to thicken sauce. Serve over the cooked rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 15, 2008

I love this recipe, however I made some modifications. I added more curry, and also cayenne pepper, chili power, and red peppers...I like my food spicy. Also, I made the sauce and broiled the fish. That way the fish wasn't falling apart and disinigrating into the sauce (like some other members have said).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 20, 2006

Very quick and easy recipe to make, and a good fish recipe for people who don't like to eat fish. But overall, lacking in flavor. I would definitely suggest adding more of the spices since the dish comes out tasting quite bland. The fish tasted good since it was cooked with the spices, but the sauce and vegetables didn't have much taste.


67 Ratings

Nov 02, 2006

I love fish but this recipe didn't do it for me. I love curry and think that if I would make this again I would specifically pick up fish balls at an Asian market or just use chicken instead. The chunks of fish just fell apart and didn't taste like fish anymore, plus the consistency of the fish in general was just strange. The curry itself was wonderful but I will use fresh veggies next. If you are in a hurry though, the frozen mix is a great option.

May 22, 2006

Thought it was an excellent dish. I used tilapia instead of cod and fresh vegetables sauted that I already had in the refrigerator. It was quick and easy and the best tasting Indian dish I've made yet. Highly recommended.

Nov 16, 2009

This was absolutely delicious! Taking the advice of prior reviewers, I broiled the fish separately. I sprinkled it with the seasonings, broiled it whole for 10 minutes, then broke it up and added it during the last 5 minutes of cooking. I used fresh veggies instead of frozen and sauteed them 5 minutes before using them in the recipe. And just for the heck of it, I put some of the seasoning in the rice while cooking it, to give it a bit of flavor. We will definitely be eating this again! I can't wait to try it with shrimp and/or chicken as well!

Sep 26, 2007

My favorite curry recipe on this site so far. Delicious! I will try with chicken next. This dish does need a lot of salt! It will taste bland if you don't add enough. Try it.

Sep 28, 2005

Very easy and really tasty. I would change nothing about this recipe......Yummmm!

Aug 03, 2006

This is excellent! My friend and I made it for her family and they absolutely adored it! The spices are perfect together. I completely recommend it.


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  • Calories
  • 353 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 254 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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