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How to cook… Fish Curry (Medium)

Serves 4 as a main dish

A delicious dish that is often overlooked by many diners in Indian restaurants, a classic Fish Curry is a simple dish to make. Fry up some firm, white fish, take a good serving of your Base Curry Sauce, add a bit of garlic and a sprinkle of spice for a great medium-strength curry. Garnish with fresh coriander.

What you need…
• 800g of any firm, white fish, cut into bite-sized pieces
• 2 Tablespoons ghee
• 1 teaspoon garlic paste
• 600ml Base Curry Sauce
• 2 Tablespoons tomato ketchup
• Small handful fresh coriander (chop up the stems to add to the curry and set aside the leaves for garnish)
• 1 teaspoon garam masala
• Salt to taste

Marinade
• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
• 0.5 teaspoon salt
• pinch black pepper

Spice Mix
• 1 Tablespoon mild curry powder
• 1 teaspoon chilli powder
• 1 teaspoon vinegar


How to make it
1. Dry all the pieces of fish. Mix all the Marinade ingredients and coat all the pieces of fish. Set aside.
2. Heat 1 Tablespoon of ghee to a medium heat. While it is heating up mix the Spice Mix with the vinegar and enough water to form a sloppy paste.
3. Add the fish and fry until all the pieces are sealed (about 4 minutes). Set aside.
4. Add the rest of the ghee and when hot add the garlic paste and cook for 1 minute.
5. Add the Spice Mix paste and cook for 2 minutes. It should now be thick and gloopy.
6. Add the Base Curry Sauce and the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.
7. Add the garam masala, salt and coriander stems and cook for 5 minutes. Add a little water if needed.
8. Add the fish pieces until all the pieces are cooked.
9. Serve, garnished with the coriander leaves.

CHEF’S TIP
Restaurants traditionally use tilapia fish in Fish Curry but monkfish or hake is more readily available and makes an excellent alternative.
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Get stuck into this delicious dish. It’s certainly better than a pork in the eye with a sharp stick.

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