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Gaon Fish Curry

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Had this last night having not cooked it for a long time, I'd forgotten what a great flavour it had. If you cant get monkfish then any white fish will do.

1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp salt
1lb monkfish, filleted, deskinned and cut into 1 inch cubes
16 large cooked prawns (I bought a 200g pack which was about right)
1 large onion
2tsp Cumin seeds
2tsp Coriander Seeds
2tsp black peppercorns
4 cloves garlic (1 heaped tsp lazy garlic)
2 inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped roughly (1 heaped tsp lazy ginger)
1tbsp tamarind (2 tbsp tamarind chutney)
pint warm water
Lemon juice
400ml (1 tin) Coconut milk
4 green chilli’s, deseeded
1 tbsp Chopped fresh coriander
Coriander leaves to garnish

1. Mix the salt and turmeric together. Place the monkfish on a plate, sprinkle with lemon juice and coat with the salt/turmeric mixture so the fish is totally covered. Place in the fridge till needed.
2. Place cumin seeds, coriander seeds and peppercorns into a blender and whiz till roughly processed. Add garlic, ginger and chilli and whiz again to form a paste.
3. Mix tamarind with the water.
4. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
5. Peel the onion and quarter, slice thinly. Fry the onions in 2tsp oil over medium heat until golden. Remove using a slotted spoon so oil remains in the pan and place onions at the bottom of an earthenware (not cast iron) oven dish.
6. Turn up heat on pan and sear the fish, ensuring it’s sealed all over. Place on top of onions in 1 layer.
7. Add spice paste to the pan and cook for 2 minutes ensuring that it is well mixed with the remaining oil, if necessary add 1tsp oil.
8. Add tamarind water and coconut milk to the pan and deglaze. Bring liquid to the boil and reduce by .
9. Pour mixture over the fish/onions, cover dish and place in oven for 15 minutes.
10. Add prawns to the dish ensuring they are all under the liquid, sprinkle over with chopped coriander, recover the dish.
11. Cook for 5 minutes, check the prawns, they should be pink. Turn off the oven.
12. Stir the mixture prior to serving to ensure onions are mixed in. Garnish with coriander.

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  1. Wreckless Rat's Avatar
    This is a great curry, absolutely yummy....even if go_slow can't spell Goan...


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