Succulent Fish Fillet in Creamy Coconut Curry Sauce











Dive into a world of flavor with this succulent Fish Fillet drenched in a Creamy Coconut Curry Sauce. Perfect for a cozy dinner, it blends the rich taste of coconut milk with aromatic spices, offering a gluten-free and dairy-free delight.


Step 1: Preparing the Squash

Begin your culinary adventure by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C). Take your squash, ensuring it's cut into manageable chunks, and place it onto a baking tray. Roasting it until it turns slightly golden brown brings out its natural sweetness and softens it up just right. After it's done, let it cool down before peeling and cutting it into smaller chunks. This not only adds a sweet foundation to our curry but also introduces a delightful texture contrast.
Pro Tip: Pierce the squash with a fork before baking for even cooking.

Step 2: Seasoning the Fish

While your squash is cooling, take the time to season your fish fillets with a bit of salt and pepper, according to your taste preferences. Cover the seasoned fish gently with plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator. This not only infuses the fish with simple yet profound flavors but also prepares it for the rich curry it will soon be bathed in. It's a small step that makes a big difference in ensuring your fish remains the star of the dish.
Pro Tip: Pat the fish dry before seasoning for better flavor absorption.

Step 3: Cooking the Curry Base

In a deep pan, warm up the cooking oil over medium heat. Saute your finely chopped onion until soft and translucent, a crucial step in building the aromatic foundation of our curry. Introduce the curry leaves and paste to the pan along with a sprinkle of ground coriander. The mixture should be fried until fragrant, showcasing how each ingredient contributes to a complex and inviting aroma. This is where our dish starts to take on a character of its own, with the oils beginning to separate from the paste, indicating it's time to proceed to the next layer of flavor.
Pro Tip: Keep the heat medium to avoid burning the spices.

Step 4: Bringing the Curry Together

With the base of our curry ready, it's time to incorporate the roasted squash and diced tomatoes into the mix. Stirring them together for another 10 minutes allows each chunk to be lovingly coated with our spicy, fragrant sauce. Once fully integrated, remove the curry leaves and gradually stir in the tamarind juice, tailoring the tanginess to your liking. This step not only marries the flavors but also creates a harmonious balance between the tartness of the tamarind and the creaminess of the coconut milk we're about to add. Smoothly blend the mixture until consistent, then pour it back into the pan for the final simmer.
Pro Tip: Adjust the thickness of the curry by adding water or coconut milk as needed.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Reheat the curry base on medium heat and begin to slowly add in the coconut milk while stirring continuously. This gradual mixing ensures the coconut milk integrates smoothly without curdling, giving our curry its signature creamy texture. After bringing the coconut milk to a gentle boil, it's time to nestle the fish into the sauce. Cover and simmer it just enough to cook through but also stay tender, making sure to gently turn each piece once. The delicate fish, poached in this rich, aromatic curry, becomes an absolute delight to savor. Season the final dish to taste and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley, adding a burst of color and freshness.
Pro Tip: Avoid boiling the curry vigorously to keep the fish from breaking apart.