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Yellowtail ReD Curry


yellowtail red curry

RECIPE: Yellowtail Thai Red Curry

honestly, what's not to love about a wholesome one-pot wonder that takes Less than half an hour to whip up? You can thank us later ...


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Works well with:  Yellowtail, any Fish With A Story

Easy weekday


500 g diced butternut, pumpkin or sweet potato

2 tbsp peanut oil or olive oil

1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste 

3-4 tbsp red curry paste

2 x 400 ml coconut milk

4 Yellowtail fillets from our Fish With A Story convenience range, sliced into 3 (or 12 portions)

4 lime leaves 

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp brown or coconut sugar


To serve

basil & coriander

1 red chilli, sliced diagonally

lime wedges


  1. Cook the diced butternut until soft in a pot of boiling water and set aside.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat half the oil with the ginger & garlic for 2 minutes, stirring until fragrant. Then add the curry paste, stirring continuously, and pour over the coconut milk.
  3. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer, stirring for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked butternut along with the lime leaves. Simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan. Coat the fish slices in a little oil and fry for 2-3 minutes each side. Allow the fish to release naturally from the pan before turning it, to avoid the fish breaking up or sticking.
  6. Stir in the fish sauce with the brown sugar. Taste and adjust if required. Spoon into bowls, top with griddled fish slices, garnish with herbs and red chilli if desired. Serve with lime wedges and noodles or steamed Jasmine rice. 

TIP: Shops sell this paste readily but feel free to use 1 clove of fresh garlic and a 1 cm piece of ginger grated, instead. For mid-week supper madness, forget griddling the fish, just chop it into cubes, add it to the curry in step 4 and cook for 6-8 minutes until cooked through.


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