• Serves 6
  • 35 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 18 Ingredients


This curry is very mild even with the chillies.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 50 grams Butter for greasing
  • 1 kg Firm white fish fillets such as snapper, whiting
  • 250 mls Dry white wine
  • 130 grams Butter
  • 1 Leek, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Grated fresh ginger
  • 3 teaspoons Ground coriander
  • 3 teaspoons Ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons Sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Concentrated tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 45 grams Dessicated coconut
  • 245 grams Sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 185 mls Water


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Lightly grease a roasting tray & generously grease a sheet of baking paper with the butter.
  3. Put the fish in the greased tray, pour over the wine & cover with the baking paper, greased side down.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until almost cooked through, then remove from oven & set aside, keeping any cooking juices.
  5. To make the curry melt the butter in a large frying pan over low heat. Add the leek & cook for 4-5 minutes or until translucent.
  6. Add the garlic, ginger & spices & cook for about 5 minutes. Add the coconut, sour cream, sugar, water & any cooking juices from the fish to the pan, then simmer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Gently put the fish into the pan & coat with the sauce to reheat.
  8. Turn off the heat, divide the fish & the sauce between serving bowls. Top each portion with some coriander & serve.


This recipe is from Anna Gare Eat In cookbook. Chicken can be replaced instead of fish. I added extra garlic & lemon juice to suit my taste.

  • I’m not much of a hot spice fan, but if this is very mild, I would up the spice


  • Yum to it all except the fish. I would definitely replace fish with chicken


  • what a great sounding recipe – thank you for sharing your recipe and about being able to substitute chicken instead.


  • oh my mouth is watering, this is a great fish curry!


  • Loving the flavours of your fish curry!


  • Fishy curries are often the best!


  • This looks really very good! A really nice recipe!


  • I would love to try this recipe.


  • I LOVE THIS RECIPE! great post


  • Creamy coconut fish curry is nice for dinner


  • What a lovely blend of herbs and spices. This would be sensational.


  • yep this looks just so delicious!
    thanks for posting this recipe


  • we love our coconut flavours with seafood, great recipe, will try

    • These flavours do complement each other perfectly.


  • getting lots of new curry ideas


  • I don’t usually get fish curries but this sounds too good to pass up


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