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Simple Indonesian fish curry

Simple Fish Curry

Simple fish curry

Mild curries that the whole family can enjoy are always handy and this one won’t disappoint. Serve it with sautéed Asian greens and jasmine rice or quinoa.

Serves: 3–4



  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 40g butter
  • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed with flat of knife to break open
  • 3cm fresh ginger, peeled and minced or finely chopped
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, white inner bulb only, minced or finely chopped
  • 1 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 600g white-fleshed fish (flathead or snapper for “fall-apart” texture or blue-eye or ling for firmer “chunky” texture)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 × 400mL tin coconut milk
  • ½ lime
  1. Heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add white parts of spring onions, curry powder, coriander seed, ginger, minced lemongrass and onion powder and fry for 1-2 mins.
  2. Salt fish, add to pan and scatter garlic over. Turn after 1-2 mins.
  3. Add 1½ cups of coconut milk and scatter most of green chopped spring onion in. Squeeze in lime juice.
  4. Bring to simmer for 8-9 mins until fillets can be flaked apart (test with one rather than breaking them all up).
  5. Serve over a bed of whatever you like — cauliflower rice, zoodles, rice noodles, rice and zucchini.


Alex Stuart

Alexx Stuart is a passionate educator in the space she calls "living a low-tox life". Through her speaking, workshops, e-courses and online community, she helps people make the best new choices for themselves, their family and the planet.