Massaman Fish Curry


  • 1 Tablespoon of Peanut Oil
  • ¼ Red Onion – Finely Sliced
  • 1 Small Cheek Of Red Capsicum – Finely Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Of Massaman Curry Paste
  • 1 165mil Can Of Coconut Milk
  • Juice Of Half A Lime (2 Teaspoons)
  • 2 – 3 Drops Fish Sauce
  • 5 Snow Peas – Top And Tails And Cut In Half
  • 5 Sugar Snap Peas - Top And Tailed
  • ¼ Small Zucchini – Cut Into Batons
  • 1 Piece Of White Fleshed Fish – Snapper, Flake, Ling, Flat Head Approx 150g
  • 1 Tablespoon Of Fresh Chopped Coriander


Put the peanut oil into non stick fry pan over medium heat and when hot add the sliced onion and fry gently for about three minutes stirring often then add the capsicum and fry for a further five minutes. You do not want to burn the onions but I quite like bringing them to the point where they start to go a little brown as I like the flavour that lends the dish. Add the coconut milk and curry paste stirring well to combine and bring to a simmer then add the lime juice and the fish sauce stirring to combine and taste for flavour. Place the fillet of fish into the centre of the pan and put the vegetables around the outside of the fish, turn the heat down so the sauce simmers gently and cover with a lid. Turn the fish after five minutes and stir and turn the vegetables also so they are well coated with the sauce. Cook for another five minutes then turn again and check for doneness. The fish should easily flake apart once it is cooked. The total cooking time should be between 10 – 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish fillet. Finish with the coriander.

Serve over a mix of jasmine and basmati rice – approx ½ cup cooked rice.

Note: Store bought curries are really convenient and really tasty however I would urge you to read the ingredients list on them before buying. If the first ingredient is oil then don’t buy it, the first ingredient should be a flavour like onion, chilli, lemongrass etc. Also some of these pastes use palm oil which I don’t like for health and ethical reasons, it is up to you to make your own mind up however I think it is better to not use products containing palm oil.