Hard-fried fish in red curry


by: Ronaldo

A great way to make one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. YUM!


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serves: 4

2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil (plus extra for deep-frying)

3 tablespoons Thai Red Curry Paste

7 fl oz (200 ml) coconut milk

1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce

1 teaspoon palm sugar (or light, raw brown sugar)

4 (8-oz/225-g) john dory steaks

1/2 Juice of lime

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Facts
Hard-fried fish in red curry

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 246

  • Total Fat: 19.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 11.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.2 mg
  • Sodium: 393.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.9 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  •     Sugars: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 14.9 g

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1.  Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a large, deep frying pan. Add the red curry paste and fry for about 2 minutes, until the paste starts to separate from the oil. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar, and simmer very gently for 10 minutes, until thickened.

2.  Meanwhile, heat some oil for deep-frying to 375°F (190°C). Deep-fry the john dory steaks, two at a time, for 2 minutes, until crisp, golden, and cooked through. Lift onto a baking sheet lined with paper towels and keep warm in a low oven while you cook the remaining steaks.

3.  Once the excess oil has drained off the fish, place the steaks on four warmed serving plates. Stir the lime juice into the sauce, along with some seasoning to taste. Spoon it over the fish and serve with some steamed rice.

Cooks' note:
Steaks of haddock, hake, or salmon, or even steaks of monkfish, skinned and cut across the bone, would be a great idea. You could also try shark and swordfish steaks.

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