Green fish curry is a sumptuous recipe that uses peanuts and green mangoes. There is a coming together of different herbs and spices. It is not too spicy, but there is a hint of it that lingers in your mouth after every bite.
You can use the same concept with other seafood like shrimps or scallops. It will go well with chicken too. Adding vegetables such as carrots or potatoes can also make this dish yummier.
2 bundles coriander
2 pieces green chili
1 green mango
100g roasted peanuts
1 cup loosely packed mint leaves
4 pieces fish fillet
4 bay leaves
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 inch ginger
4 cloves garlic
3 medium sized onions, chopped
3 medium sized tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and white pepper to taste
Peel the green mango and slice it into thin strips. Discard the seed.
Place the garlic and ginger in a mortar and pestle to form a paste. Set it aside. After, combine half of the coriander, green chili, peanuts, half of the green mango, curry powder and mint leaves in a food processor or blender. Add a tablespoon of water. Process it for one minute or until it forms a thick paste. Season it with salt and white pepper.
Rinse the fish fillets and pat dry using paper towels. Marinate the fillets in the mango and peanut mixture for at least an hour.
Next, heat the oil in a large saucepan. Sauté the coriander and cinnamon sticks for a minute or two or until the coriander leaves wilt. Add the garlic and ginger paste and cook it for one minute. Stir occasionally.
Place the onions in the pan and cook them for 2-3 minutes or until they are browned. After, add the chopped tomatoes and let them simmer for 5minutes or until they are soft.
Put the marinated fish fillets and marinade in the pan and cook it for 4-6 minutes or until they are cooked through. Add the rest of the green mangoes and let it simmer for another minute. Adjust the taste by adding more salt and white pepper if desired. Transfer the cooked fish to a serving platter or individual plates. Serve warm with plain rice.
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