– recipe –



Kerala BREAM Curry


This is such an easy midweek supper and the family will love it! it works with all of your favourite species of Fish With A Story. make it in bulk and freeze – simply add the greens just before serving ...


Serves: 4–5

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Works well with: Cape/Blue Bream, any fresh Fish With A Story

Easy weekday


2 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, sliced

1-2 Bokkom Biltong bites, finely chopped (optional)

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 cm fresh ginger, grated

450 g tomatoes, cut into chunks ( or a 400 g tin chopped tomatoes)

1 star anise

2 tsp tikka curry powder or paste

400 g can coconut milk

4 fillets of Bream from our Fish With A Story convenience range

150 g sugar snaps

150 g spinach / chard, shredded

½ small pack coriander, roughly chopped

1 lime, cut into wedges

chilli, optional


  1. Heat half the oil in a large, wide saucepan over a medium heat and add the onions. 
  2. Cook for 8-10 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally until softened and starting to colour, adding a dash of water up to 200 ml if needed to avoid browning.
  3. Add the sliced Bokkom Biltong, garlic, tomatoes and star anise, and fry for 5 minutes until the tomatoes begin to collapse. 
  4. Add the curry paste, fry for 2 minutes more, then pour in the coconut milk and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes before adding the sugar snaps and chard. Cook for 2 minutes then remove from the heat.
  6. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan with the remaining oil. Add the fish, skin side down to the pan, and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes before moving it, allowing the skin to crisp, then turn and repeat for 2-3 minutes until just cooked through. Turn off the heat. 
  7. Serve the curry with the fish on top. Serve with rice, lime wedges & some coriander.


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