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Thai Fish Curry

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Ingredients

  • 3 large limes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-to 3/4-inch dice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen brand)
  • 1 13 1/2- to 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)
  • 16 to 18 ounces tilapia, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 8 peeled deveined uncooked large shrimp (8 to 10 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Finely grate enough peel from 2 limes to measure 1 1/2 teaspoons. Squeeze enough juice from 2 limes to measure 2 tablespoons. Cut third lime into wedges.

Step 2

Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped shallots, diced red bell pepper, and minced ginger; sautè until shallots are tender and peppers soften, about 5 minutes

Step 3

Stir in curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons lime peel, and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Simmer gently, stirring often, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Sprinkle fish and shrimp with salt and pepper. Add fish and shrimp to curry sauce.

Step 5

Return to very gentle simmer and cook just until fish and shrimp are opaque in center, 5 to 6 minutes.

Step 6

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently stir in cilantro and basil; serve with lime wedges.

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