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Poached Fish

Poached Fish in Thai Spices - A light summery fish curry

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine thai


  • 500 gm fish fillets I used seabass
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3-4 shallots finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 fresh Thai red chili sliced (deseed it if you want less spicy)
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 kaffir lime peeled, we only need the peel
  • 1 inch galangal thinly sliced (using ginger works)
  • 1 stalk lemongrass chopped
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves
  • Salt to taste

For serving/garnish

  • Lime Wedges
  • coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh juice from 2 limes plus extra wedges for serving


  • In saute pan, heat oil and add shallots, garlic, chili and cook, stirring, until shallot are translucent. This will take about 2 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, galangal, lemon peel and leaves, lemongrass and salt. Bring to a boil and add the fish fillets, lower the heat and cook the fish with pan covered. Simmer till done which should take anywhere between 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve this with rice and steamed vegetables. Using a slotted spoon, place a fish on the rice and the spread the coconut milk broth or stew on rice. Place steamed and sesasoned vegetables and enjoy a hearty summer meal.
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