Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mahi Mahi with Coconut Curry Sauce

This recipe is dedicated to a friend who posted on Facebook, her 4 favorite ingredients, and that she wished she had a good recipe including them all. 

Fish, Coconut Milk, Curry and Cilantro. 

I love stuff like that, I find it very fun to see what I can come up. Erin is a funny, sweet, smart gal who makes me smile daily with her updates on being the mom of two beautiful girls.  I love her take on things, and by reading comments from other friends, I see that she is loved by everyone she meets.

It also helps that these four ingredients are also in my big list of favorite flavors too! Next time, I might try a minced up jalapeno to add a little more heat, but otherwise, this is just right the way it is.

4 servings
1 teaspoon sesame oil  
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced or 2 tsp. garlic hot pepper paste
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped green onions
2 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons red curry paste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
2-4 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
4 (6-ounce) mahi mahi fillets, or other firm white fish
3 cups hot cooked rice, calrose or basmati
4 lime wedges 

Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add pepper and onions; cook 1 minute. Stir in curry powder, curry paste, and cumin; cook 1 minute.

Add soy sauce, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and coconut milk; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Stir in cilantro. Place fish in the sauce, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness. Remove the lid for the last five minutes of cooking to help reduce and thicken the sauce... or not, you decide.  The sauce is incredible on the rice...

The fish should flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve fish sprinkled with more cilantro, with more sauce, rice, and lime wedges.
Don't skip the lime squeeze, it really is yummy!

Like curry?  Here's another good one...
Spicy Shrimp Curry


  1. I fell in love with curry only last year, but since then it has been a roaring affair. Coconut and mahi mahi sound like wonderful additions to make a deliciously sweet and savory dish. Thanks for sharing!

  2. My husband feels the same way about curry, but recently has developed a new love. This was a HOT... I just ate the leftovers... happily!