Easy Fish Curry
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Serves: 4-6
For fish
  • 1 red snapper(cleaned and gutted) or 2 cups of chopped fish fillets. Whiting or hake fish works too
  • 1 tbsp. corn flour
  • 1tsp dry grounded pepper or red pepper flakes
  • a little squeeze of half of a lemon
  • salt to taste
For sauce
  • 2 tbsps. of coconut oil(any oil works)
  • 1inch fresh ginger(grated)
  • 2 medium sized garlic cloves(grated)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2tsps green curry powder
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes (deseeded and chopped)
  • 2 habanero peppers(deseeded and crushed) Ata-rodo works too
  • bouillon(optional)
  • 2 cups of coconut milk(fresh or store bought)
  • hand full of chopped Basil or scent leaves(optional)
  • salt
  1. wash and pat the fish dry. Cut it into sections as needed. Season with salt and the dry chili peppers; then squeeze on the lemon and let it rest. Once the fish has been marinated, lightly dust in the flour and set aside
In a pan heat the oil; then lightly fry the fish in the oil on each side. once the fish is fried or golden brown, remove it from the oil and drain on a paper towel. Add the onion and more oil if need be. Sauté the onion until translucent; then add the garlic and ginger. Saute until fragrant; then add the curry powder and mix thoroughly. Pour in the coconut milk, tomatoes and habanero peppers. Season and stir well. Bring the sauce to a simmer for about 10minutes; then add the fish and shake the pot to distribute the heat and the sauce. If the sauce is thin, you may add the tsp of white or corn flour into some warm water to form a thin paste; then pour it into the curry pot and shake well to distribute the seasonings and flour paste. Simmer for another 10minutes,check for seasonings; then pour in the basil leaves and turn off the heat. Serve with rice or yam/potatoes
  1. I made the curry in image below using red snaper
If you are adventurous, you could season the fish with a pinch cracked uziza seeds to taste :)
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at http://www.nigerianlazychef.com/2015/10/easy-fish-curry/