Spicy Baked Fish Curry

    1 hour 25 minutes

    Fresh or frozen fish work equally well in this baked fish curry. You can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to your own particular taste.

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the marinade
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 4 white fish fillets
    • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
    • 1 (3cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
    • small handful cashews
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon white sugar
    • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) vegetable stock
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Mix the mustard, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a shallow bowl. Add the fish fillets, turning to coat. Marinate the fish in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
    2. Combine the onion, garlic, ginger, and cashews in a blender or food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a paste.
    3. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C.
    4. Heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in a frypan over medium-low heat. Stir in the prepared paste; cook and stir for a minute or two. Add the cayenne pepper, turmeric, cumin, coriander, 1 teaspoon salt and sugar. Cook and stir for an additional five minutes. Stir in the chopped tomato and vegetable stock.
    5. Arrange the fish fillets in a baking dish, discarding any extra marinade. Top the fish with the sauce, cover the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander.

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    I followed the recipe just as it is and it was a big hit with the family. Will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.  -  30 Jul 2012


    Had a friend of ours over for dinner who is new to America (he was born and raised in India) and he said I was spot on with this, but to him it was fairly mild. For us it was pretty spicy though. I should note that I did not add the mustard. I marinated the fish in a turmeric/garlic paste with a little salt and pepper. (Food processor, few drops of water and oil and then blend) this was a tip my friend had given me when I told him what I planned to make for dinner. I also tossed in a can of green chilies and cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/2 a teaspoon. We absolutely LOVED this dish!! We served it over brown rice and finished it off completely. I can not WAIT to make this again!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!!  -  24 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The house smelled wonderful! I used mahi mahi fillets. Scared it would be too hot, I used 1/2 tsp cayenne and 1/2 tsp. madras curry powder. Served with rice and steamed spinach.  -  19 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)