Make an Aromatic and Flavourful Thai Fish Curry at Home
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
For Curry Paste
  • ½cup fresh cilantro stems and leaveschopped
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 4 green onionssliced, including green stems
  • 1inch thumb-sized gingergrated
  • 4 garliccloves
  • 3tbsp fish sauce
  • 1tbsp regular chilli powder
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 2tsp brown sugar
  • ½tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 fresh red chilliminced
For Fish Curry
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • A handful of fresh mushroomssliced
  • 1cup green beanssliced
  • 3-4 salmon fillets or steakscut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium tomatocut into small pieces
  • 1-2tbsps lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Take a blender or a food processor. Add all the curry paste ingredients such as cilantro stems and leaves, coconut milk, green onions, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, chilli powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, brown sugar, ground turmeric and fresh red chilli. Blend these ingredients into a smooth paste and keep aside.
  2. Take a large wok and heat it over medium heat. Add bay leaves and bring the curry paste to a gentle boil.
  3. To the simmering curry, add the mushrooms and green beans. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  4. Gently add the fish cubes and tomatoes into the curry. Simmer it for 2-3 minutes more until the fish is cooked. Make a taste test and add the required sweet, salty or sour ingredients. Sprinkle some chopped coriander. Add it to a bowl and serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

If shrimp paste is available, then you can replace 1 tablespoon of shrimp sauce with the fish sauce and add it to the curry. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add Thai Markut Lime Leaves to this recipe?

Yes. You can replace bay leaves with Markut Lime leaves. 

Can I add more vegetables to this recipe?

Yes. You can add any vegetables of your choice to this recipe.

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Make an Aromatic and Flavourful Thai Fish Curry at Home
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Curry Paste
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro stems and leaves chopped
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 4 green onions sliced, including green stems
  • 1 inch thumb-sized ginger grated
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp regular chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 fresh red chilli minced
For Fish Curry
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • A handful of fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup green beans sliced
  • 3-4 salmon fillets or steaks cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium tomato cut into small pieces
  • 1-2 tbsps lemon juice
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Curry Paste
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro stems and leaves chopped
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 4 green onions sliced, including green stems
  • 1 inch thumb-sized ginger grated
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp regular chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 fresh red chilli minced
For Fish Curry
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • A handful of fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup green beans sliced
  • 3-4 salmon fillets or steaks cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium tomato cut into small pieces
  • 1-2 tbsps lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Take a blender or a food processor. Add all the curry paste ingredients such as cilantro stems and leaves, coconut milk, green onions, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, chilli powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, brown sugar, ground turmeric and fresh red chilli. Blend these ingredients into a smooth paste and keep aside.
  2. Take a large wok and heat it over medium heat. Add bay leaves and bring the curry paste to a gentle boil.
  3. To the simmering curry, add the mushrooms and green beans. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  4. Gently add the fish cubes and tomatoes into the curry. Simmer it for 2-3 minutes more until the fish is cooked. Make a taste test and add the required sweet, salty or sour ingredients. Sprinkle some chopped coriander. Add it to a bowl and serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

If shrimp paste is available, then you can replace 1 tablespoon of shrimp sauce with the fish sauce and add it to the curry. 

Share your version of this recipe

How do you make Thai Fish Curry at home? What ingredients do you use for the curry paste? Share your version with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add Thai Markut Lime Leaves to this recipe?

Yes. You can replace bay leaves with Markut Lime leaves. 

Can I add more vegetables to this recipe?

Yes. You can add any vegetables of your choice to this recipe.