South: malabar fish poached in coconut milk
Fish Coconut Indian
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:23:46 AM. Recipe ID 57005. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: South: malabar fish poached in coconut milk
Categories: Indian, Fish
Yield: 2 Servings
4 Fish filets (red snapper,
-sole, bass or whitefish) *
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
1/2 ts Salt, or to taste
1/2 ts Freshly ground pepper
2 1/2 tb Mild vegetable oil
1 tb Dried curry leaves (or 8
-fresh curry leaves), or
1 c Chopped onion
2 ts Grated fresh ginger
1 Or 2 fresh serrano chiles,
-stemmed, seeded, minced
1/4 ts Turmeric
1/2 ts Ground cumin
2 tb Unsweetened flaked coconut
1 1/2 c Coconut milk
* 1/2-inch thick and about 5-1/2 ounces each
This simple classic from the coastal region of southern India makes an
elegant entree for a fancy dinner.
Place fish in a shallow dish and rub well with lemon juice. Sprinkle
with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a heavy frying pan over medium-high
heat. Add fish and cook until just opaque, about 2 minutes per side.
Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the same pan. Add curry leaves,
onion, ginger, chiles and turmeric. Cook until onion is soft, about 3
minutes. Add cumin, coconut and coconut milk. Cook, uncovered, until
sauce is slightly thick, 8 to 10 minutes. Gently slip in fish filets,
cook 1 or 2 minutes and remove from heat.
Transfer fish to a heated platter. Spoon sauce over and serve.
Note: Dried or fresh curry leaves are available at Indian grocery
PER SERVING: 920 calories, 69 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate, 67 g fat
(43 g saturated), 115 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 4 g fiber.
Laxmi Hiremath writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, 6/24/93.
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