Monday, March 24, 2008

Tilapia in coconut milk - Royal Foodie Joust entry!

I entered this into the Royal Foodie Joust at The Leftover Queen forum. There are wonderful dishes over there so I am a little intimidated! Stop by and pic your fav. - don't forget to vote! My pic came out terrible and didn't do any justice to the taste. It was fun to make this dish and my husband loved it! I am making it again but with shrimp this time...

Tilapia in Coconut Milk

I used 1 fish - Tilapia fillets
1 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Coriander powder

6 cloves - Garlic
1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds (coarsely ground)

1 - Dry red chili

handful - French beans
1/2 handful - Sprouts
4 tbsp - Elachi lime or reg lime juice

1/2 cup - Lite coconut milk
1/2 cup - Oil to fry

Salt to tatse

3-4 cups - Water

1) Wash filet and cut into 1 inch strips. Leave the skin on.

2) Marinate the filets in 2 tbsp of lime juice, lime zest, salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric. Mix well and set aside.

3) While the fish marinates, cut garlic into small pieces, clean french beans and cut off ends and coarsely grind whole yellow mustard seeds. ( I use the spice grinder on the blender, another option is a mortar pestle).

4) On a med-low fire, heat oil in a wok or any deep pan. Add the garlic and mustard. Cook it for 1-3 mins. Th mustard seeds will splutter, so be careful!

5) Turn up the heat to med-high and add the fillets. Add 1/2 tsp of turmeric and 1/2 tsp coriander powder. Gently stir to turn the fillets. Turn up the heat and add the water.

6) Add the french beans and sprouts. Take one whole dry chili and break it in half over the pan than drop the pieces in.

7) Add the coconut milk and salt to taste. Let it simmer on med-high for 3-4 mins. Taste test the curry for salt and flavor. Lastly squeeze a bit of lime juice on top and serve!!


kittie said...

Very nice!

I like your idea about coarse grinding the mustard seeds - I usually leave them whole or grind to powder - I imagine your way adds something extra!

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