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Monkfish Curry

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You could make the sauce in advance and store it in the fridge. When you are ready to finish it off, just heat the sauce and add in the fish. It will probably taste even better!
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine fish
Servings 4 People
Calories 466 kcal


  • 700 g monkfish fillets skinned, boned and cut into cubes
  • 2 tablesp. rapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
  • 3 cm piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ teasp. mustard seeds
  • 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 400 ml of low fat coconut milk
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 1 handful of coriander leaves chopped
  • Spice Mix:
  • 1 teasp. chilli powder
  • 1 teasp. ground cumin
  • ½ teasp. ground turmeric
  • 1 teasp. fennel seeds
  • 2 teasp. ground coriander
  • To serve: Rice or noodles and a salad


  • To make the sauce: Add a tablespoon of oil to a thick bottomed pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook gently for about 15 minutes until the onion softens. Then add the mustard seeds and cook for another minute or two until they begin to crackle.
  • Add all the spice mix ingredients to the pan and stir them into the mixture. Cook for a couple of minutes then add the chopped tomatoes, coconut milk and curry leaves.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the cubes of fish and simmer very gently for 3-5 minutes. Then remove from the heat. Taste and season.
  • To serve: Remove the curry leaves and sprinkle with chopped coriander. Serve immediately with rice or noodles and a salad.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword curry, fish, fish curry, fish dinner, fish dish