Stephanie Achar recipe: coconut fish curry
A nutritious curry packed with vitamins and warming flavours to brighten up your week, from Culture Whisper's resident foodie
COCONUT FISH CURRY
Stephanie says: 'I have been craving warming, healthy and nourishing food all winter, so I came up with this recipe. It looks amazing, bursts with Indian flavors and is a treat to your body. I love when comfort food is packed with nutrients and leaves you feeling energised. The bright yellow colour comes from curcuminoids in turmeric, which have anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial to your health.'
For the marinade:
3 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp ginger purée
2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
2 tsp ground turmeric
For the fish:
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp mustard seeds
2 onions, sliced
1 monkfish tail, or cod or halibut, cut into pieces
2 cups organic coconut milk
2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
Sea salt and ground black pepper
Fresh coriander, to serve
For the vegetables:
Stir-fry vegetables and/or
a head of broccoli and/or
400g green beans
For the marinade, mix the coconut oil, ginger, crushed fennel seeds, turmeric and monkfish together. Set aside and marinate for a couple of hours or overnight.
Heat the coconut oil in a wok and add the mustard seeds. Cook until they pop. Add the onions and cook until golden. Add the fish and cook on high heat for a couple minutes then pour the coconut milk, the remaining marinade and sliced red chillies.
Cook on low heat for 10 minutes until the fish is soft but cooked inside.
Stir-fry some vegetables or steam some broccoli and/or green beans and add them all to the fish curry. Serve with brown basmati rice, cauliflower rice or quinoa. Top with coriander leaves. Enjoy!
Free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar
Stéphanie Achar: Simple and Healthy
Stéphanie Achar is a qualified nutritional therapist and health coach based in southwest London. She is collaborating with Culture Whisper to create a series of seasonal, wholesome and nutritionally balanced recipes.
Find more recipes or book a free nutrition consultation with Stéphanie on her website, www.simpleandhealthy.com