Aromatic Barramundi Curry

15m Prep

15m Cook

Serves 2

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For the paste

  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup diced tomato
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ⅓ cup full-fat coconut milk

For the curry

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • handful of curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced tomato
  • 1 or 2 green chiles, minced, depending on desired heat level
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 12 oz The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets, cut into thirds
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • rice for serving

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This aromatic Barramundi curry dish is tremendously flavorful thanks to the tamarind, coconut, coriander, and fresh ginger. It’s a perfect dish to prepare when you’re craving for something bold and bright, that is also easy to make. Recipe, food styling and photography by Linda Schneider.


Step 1
In a small food processor or blender, puree all paste ingredients, adding water a few tablespoons at a time until smooth.

Step 2
Place a large shallow pan over medium heat. Add the oil and cook until it shimmers, then add the curry leaves, if using, and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until translucent, then add the tomato and reduce the heat to medium. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the tomato pieces begin to break down, then add the ginger and jalapeño if you like your curry spicy. Continue to cook for another two minutes until the scent of the ginger mellows.

Step 3
Pour the paste into the pan. Add a cup of water to the food processor/blender bowl to rinse out, then pour into the pan as well. Stir well and bring to a simmer for five minutes, then stir in the tamarind paste.

Step 4
Lay the fish into the pan and spoon a bit of the curry sauce over each piece. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low, cook fish for 5-7 minutes until its opaque. Remove the curry leaves.

Step 5
Serve the fish and curry sauce over rice garnished generously with fresh cilantro.

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