Curry. Curry.

I didn’t ‘discover’ Indian food until 10 years ago, give or take. I don’t know why that is. It was not mainstream in Panama, even though we have a huge Indian presence there. A friend invited me to lunch at a local restaurant a decade ago and I fell in love. It would be a few years before I tried my hand at recreating Indian dishes.

These days my pantry is always stocked with spices and sauces commonly used in this cuisine. I have to admit I have a soft spot for curries, but I do love it all. It is all so flavorful and delicate.

Anyway, here’s my rendition of a green curry. Hubby prefers to have a crust on his fish, so I fried the fillets and added shrimp to the curry sauce. I hope you’ll try it.

Shrimp & Fish in Coconut Green Curry

2 fish fillets (your favorite fish)
1/2 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cp panko crumbs
1 egg white
2 tbsp oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cp cilantro stems, diced
1/2 cp cilantro leaves, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, crushed
1 serrano pepper, finely diced
1/4 cp Thai basil, chopped
1 cp coconut milk
1 cp chicken broth
2-3 tbsps green curry paste
Oil for frying


Put the fish and shrimp in a bowl, add the salt and pepper make sure to disperse it well. Set aside.

Heat a medium skillet over medium-high temperature, add the 2 tbspsĀ of oil. Once theĀ  oil is hot, add the onions and cook until they begin to turn clear. Add the garlic, serrano and cilantro stems. After a few minutes, add the cilantro leaves and basil.

Mix in the curry paste, coconut milk and broth, allow it to come to a boil, then reduce the heat. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, it will thicken slightly.Ā Add the shrimp and keepĀ stirring to coat them all. After 3-4 minutes, turn off the heat and cover it with a tight-fitting lid.Ā In the meantime, get started on the fish.

Heat up enough oil to fry the fish in another skillet. Beat the egg white in a bowl, dip the fillets in the egg. Then dredge them in the panko crumbs and slowly drop them into the heated oil. Fry them until both sides are golden brown. Set aside on paper towels to catch the excess oil.

Serve with jasmine rice. Place a fillet on the plate and top with the curry shrimp. Soooo good!

Cookingly yours,

6 thoughts on “Curry. Curry.

  1. gcroft says:

    What a gorgeous dish. Green curry constantly features in our weekly meal plans – very comforting and the recipe can be adapted for meat/fish/vegetables. How versatile!

  2. I’ve just been dipping my toe into Indian cuisine. This dish looks extremely appetizing and we do try to include more fish in our diet. I’ll have to scour the shelves of our local market for some of the ingredients, but I think I’d like a green curry sauce.

  3. Almet says:

    You made it… my two most favorite and beloved ingredients combine: coconut & curry šŸ™‚ you just can’t go wrong with that combo. I prefer yellow curry but will have to taste the Lee Kum Kee paste. I’m doing a little research to find out if there are local distributors.

  4. Marva Saunders says:

    I love trying new dishes and this one is worth adding to my meal this sunday. It is expected to smow in New York so with Holajadre for Breakfast on Sunday and Shrimp with curry then ……Let is Snow. I will however use the yellow curry powder I have from the caribbean.

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