This lovely fish curry recipe comes from a delightful cookbook called Complete Curry Cookbook: 250 Recipes from Around the World.
The authors, Byron Ayanoglu and Jennifer MacKenzie, say “The combination of the sweet-tart green mango and delicately cooked fish will transport your taste buds to sunnier climes. This ethereal dish practically levitates off the plate and into willing palates.”
Byron and Jennifer offer several Thai curry recipes in their cookbook. In fact their cookbook contains a wide variety of curries from around the world, each region being a little different.
The Thai flavor combinations in this recipe are amazing. You can buy the Thai yellow curry paste in most grocery stores, so no need to make your own.
All of the other ingredients should be readily available in most areas as well, if not in your regular grocery store, than certainly in an Asian grocery store.
This is a wonderful diabetes recipe – low carb and very healthy.
You owe it to yourself to give this one a try.
Fish Curry Recipe with Green Mango
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
- 1 onion, sliced lengthwise
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced
- 2 teaspoons Thai yellow curry paste
- 1 green mango, large, or 2 small, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar, or palm sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup water, or fish stock
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce, (nam pla)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 1/2 pounds fish fillets , skinless, (tilapia, snapper or other white fish), cut into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) pieces
- Salt, optional
- Chopped fresh mint or cilantro
- Lime wedges
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened and starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and curry paste; cook, stirring, until well blended and fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Stir in mango and red pepper. Add brown sugar, water, fish sauce and lime juice; bring to a simmer, scraping up bits stuck to pan. Reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring often, until mango starts to soften, about 2 minutes.
- Add fish and gently fold into sauce. Simmer, stirring gently once or twice, just until fish is firm and flakes easily with a fork and mango is tender, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if using. Serve sprinkled with mint and garnished with lime wedges to squeeze over top.
- When cooking fragile fish, be sure to fold and stir just enough that it cooks evenly but not so much that it breaks up and becomes mushy.