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    Singaporean Fish Head Curry

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    1 hrs 30 mins

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    30 mins

    Pinaygourmet #345142's Note:

    My aunt introduced me to Singaporean cuisine. I got this recipe from a cook book I bought two years ago and have made it many times for a Sunday dinner before I moved to Canada. I didn't bring my book but I asked my sister to send me the recipe by e-mail.

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    curry powder (Seeds Mixture)


    1. 1
      Wash the fish head or fish steaks and pat dry. Keep aside.
    2. 2
      Heat oil in a wok or saucepan, add curry seeds mixture and ginger and stir fry over high heat for two to three minutes till the seeds pop.
    3. 3
      Cool slightly then pulse in a food processor to create the paste.
    4. 4
      In the same wok or sauce pan with the remaining oil, add garlic and stir fry till lightly browned.
    5. 5
      Add the curry paste and stir fry till fragrant and cooked.
    6. 6
      Add the onions and stir fry briefly for about one minute.
    7. 7
      Put in half of the coconut milk, bring to a boil, remember to keep stirring to avoid curdling.
    8. 8
      Add the fish, cook for 10 minutes before adding the remaining coconut milk and the tamarind juice.
    9. 9
      Add the tomatoes, red chilli, green chilli, curry leaves, salt and sugar.
    10. 10
      Simmer gently for about five to eight minutes or until the sauce is thickened to a desired consistency and the fish is cooked through.
    11. 11
      You may add more liquid if there is not enough gravy.
    12. 12
      Serve with steaming hot rice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Singaporean Fish Head Curry

    Serving Size: 1 (375 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 554.0
    Calories from Fat 270
    Total Fat 30.0 g
    Saturated Fat 10.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 650.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 71.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 20.5 g
    Sugars 19.8 g
    Protein 19.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fish heads

    curry leaves

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