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Thai Fish Curry

Kaffir and Galanga can be found in Asian grocers. Kaffir, which has a similar taste to lime, gives a heavenly flavor that is definitely Thai. The galanga is very similar to ginger, and also adds a Thai touch. Monkfish is said to be the poor man's lobster; it has a texture similar to it, but I can guarantee lobster will be the last thing on your mind when you taste this delectable curry.

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  • Heat oil in large skillet or wok; add curry paste, garlic, lime leaves, and galanga; stir-fry for 1 minute or until mixture becomes very fragrant.
  • Add onions, chiles, and peppers and stir-fry until onions are slightly tender.
  • Add vegetable broth, sake wine, shrimp sauce, coconut milk, lemongrass and bring to a boil.
  • Add the fish cubes and tomato quarters, then cover, and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until fish is firm and cooked.
  • Stir together cornstarch into water to make a slurry and add to wok; stir until curry is thickened; remove kaffir leaves before serving if desired.
  • Add the juice of the lime and stir in, then sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
  • Serve with steamed jasmine rice, if desired.
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"Kaffir and Galanga can be found in Asian grocers. Kaffir, which has a similar taste to lime, gives a heavenly flavor that is definitely Thai. The galanga is very similar to ginger, and also adds a Thai touch. Monkfish is said to be the poor man's lobster; it has a texture similar to it, but I can guarantee lobster will be the last thing on your mind when you taste this delectable curry."
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  1. pswift23
    This is a good recipe. I was short of some of the ingredients, like, lemon grass, used lemon juice instead of lime, Used normal chili peppers, de-seeded and chopped. Different white fish. After all that I really enjoyed eating this good fish curry. Will be on my 'make it again' list.
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  2. davidmcarson
    Agreed, everything that previous reviewers have said is true, this dish is phenomenal. I found all of the items I needed at the Puget Sound's Japanese grocery institution (Uwujimaya), but the kafir leaves were outrageously expensive but did add something that I think was important to the flavor profile so I wouldn't recommend ditching them. I used ripe Fresno peppers because I knew the Thai peppers would be too hot for some. It worked perfectly and those who wanted more heat could use some Rooster sauce (sriracha). It's a really phenomenal dish. I used Dover sole filets which was probably not substantial enough as much of it broke into little pieces even though it was added near the end to cook very lightly. Maybe thicker chunks of a white fish would work better next time.
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  3. cadamson
    Phenomenal recipe! This one has entered my standard dish rotation. For those without access to Asian markets, this dish is still excellent when made with additional lime juice and ginger instead of kaffir and galangal. I also sometimes substitute tilapia and shrimp for the monkfish, and routinely leave out the tomatoes. It's the sign of a truly great recipe that it holds its own even when tweaked. Thanks!
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  4. cadamson
    Phenomenal recipe! This one has entered my standard dish rotation. For those without access to Asian markets, this dish is still excellent when made with additional lime juice and ginger instead of kaffir and galangal. I also sometimes substitute tilapia and shrimp for the monkfish, and routinely leave out the tomatoes. It's the sign of a truly great recipe that it holds its own even when tweaked. Thanks!
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  5. Grimmo
    This was a winning recipe for my first ever time cooking Fish Curry. I could only get dried galangal root, and dried lemongrass which after soaking I tied in muslin with the red chiliies and infused them in the broth, coconut milk and sake. It got the tick of approval from my wife who is a tough Fish Curry critic. Thank you Sue.
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