Tested till perfect Coconut Curry Simmered Fish Fillets

Coconut Curry Simmered Fish Fillets

Any fish will work beautifully, but pickerel, whitefish or lake trout are especially tasty. There are several curry pastes available, so experiment to find one you like (try Thai red curry paste for a really fiery dish). Serve this saucy curry over rice or rice noodles.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2004

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  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1oniononions, sliced
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers, sliced
  • 2 2garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspminced gingerroot
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspmild curry paste
  • 1 can (14 oz/400 ml) 1can (14 oz/400 ml)coconut milk
  • 1 lb 1lbskinless firm-fleshed fish filletskinless firm-fleshed fish fillets
  • 2 tsp 2tspcornstarch
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp 1tspgrated lime rind
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplime juice
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspsalt
  • 1 1limelimes, cut_in wedges
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In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion, red pepper, garlic, ginger and curry paste, stirring, until pepper is softened, about 5 minutes.

Add coconut milk, stirring and scraping up any brown bits on bottom of pan; bring to boil. Cut fish fillets into 3-inch (8 cm) pieces; add to pan. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until fish flakes easily when tested, about 6 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer fish to platter; keep warm.

In small bowl, stir cornstarch with 1 tbsp (15 mL) cold water. Stir into pan and bring to boil; boil until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 1 minute. Stir in coriander, lime rind and juice, and salt. Pour over fish; serve with lime wedges.

Additional information :

Other options: Any grilling, roasting or pan-frying fish

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 368 pro 25g total fat 26g sat. fat 18g
carb 11g fibre 1g chol 45mg sodium 489mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 30 vit A 14 vit C 100
folate 17
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