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Thai Coconut Curry with White Fish

July 23, 2023

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We all have our comfort foods, and while some crave a Tasty Meatloaf or a Cheesy Casserole (both delicious), my ride-or-die comfort meal is a hot bowl of curry. My Vegetable Coconut Curry recipe is in rotation, but I’m a sucker for a classic Red Thai Coconut Curry. Toss in some white fish, like cod or halibut, and I’m completely satiated.

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The key to making a mean curry is all about establishing a smooth, creamy consistency, which requires a bit of patience, but makes all the difference.

Dish Towel | Bowl All-Clad Ladle | | All-Clad Pan | Cutting Board (similar)

Once your curry is established I like to add some scallops and white fish, but feel free to use chicken or vegetables, or whatever you prefer.

Serve atop some hot rice or cauliflower rice and enjoy! Repeat once a week – at least – for ultimate satisfaction.

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Thai Coconut Curry with White Fish

Light, so much flavor, and good kick of spice. This is a favorite around here and a solid curry for Thai food lovers.
Course: Main Course



  • Heat a lidded sauté pan on medium heat on the stove top. Add the coconut oil and, once melted, the curry paste. Cook the curry paste in the oil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add 1/3 the can of coconut cream and mix together, combining well. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until the curry bubbles red.
  • Add the remaining coconut cream, plus 1 cup of water. Also add the fish sauce, coconut sugar, lime leaves/peel and lemongrass. Bring to a simmer, stir, cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lime leaves/peel and lemongrass and discard. Add the fish, scallops and bamboo shoots and stir. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the basil.
  • Serve hot over rice or cauliflower rice for a grain-free option.

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  1. alacarte says:

    5 stars
    I bet this recipe is amazing if followed … I had to substitute a few things (coconut milk for cream, curry sauce for paste) but it’s still a delicious combo.

  2. Dayna King says:

    5 stars
    So good! I didn’t even have lemongrass or kaffir but I used lime peel and it was still so good!

  3. Aubrey Harris says:

    Where did you shop fir these ingredients? Having a hard time finding them

    • Linda says:

      If you have a local Asian market I’m pretty sure you can find most items with the exception of kaffir lime leaves but per Chris you can sub with lime peel. If there isn’t a local Asian market maybe look for the ethnic aisle at your local super market? If you don’t have that try Amazon …

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