Thai Coconut Fish

"I just love Thai cuisine. This is a lovely recipe developed by Australian TV-chef Bill Granger, a wonderful cook! Serve with lots of steamed rice and a Thai cucumber salad."
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  • Place stock, coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar, lime leaves, lemon grass and chili in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Boil for ten minutes, then lower the heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the fish and poach for about three minutes, until fish is just done.
  • Remove the fish, cover and set aside.
  • Reduce the sauce over high heat (about five minutes), until slightly thickened.
  • Strain and stir in the lime juice.
  • Serve the fish with cooked rice, covered with the sauce.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. We really liked this. I didn't have a thai red pepper so I substituted about 1/2 tsp. of Thai Red Curry paste. It was not at all spicy. I served the fish over rice. I used Swai, a mild white fish similar to Tilapia.
  2. My family and I love this fish! It's sooo easy to make! I'm not a chef, but the way the simple flavors come together, my husband was surprised!
  3. Great recipe, and very easy to make. Tastes fresh and light and creamy, with a greater depth of flavour than I expected from the simple ingredients list. I de-seeded and sliced the chilli, and used dried Kaffir lime leaves because I couldn't get any fresh ones (not sure what sort was needed). We then served the finished dish with a rather un-Thai Basmati rice and with green salad leaves. We loved it and will be making it again. It would be a very quick and easy dish for entertaining. Reviewed for PAC Spring 2007.
  4. So easy to make with absolutely gorgeous aroma & flavor. I used tilapia fillets & jasmine rice. Thanks Halalmom


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