Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thai Baked Fish

Wow. This was good.

Just a few ingredients.

I bought the Thai Red Curry Paste a few months ago and never cracked open the bottle.  I love curry so I thought I would give it a try.  I think I will use a tad more next time. It has some heat to it and I could have tolerated a bit more of it.

If you don't have the curry paste, no worries. Just use a teaspoon of curry powder.

If you don't have curry powder, well then, you better get some for your spice rack.  SO good and good for you too.

I found this recipe on after buying some wild Pollock at the food store.  I like to eat fish at least once a week.  I have to admit, when I typed in the fish name in the search box, I accidentally typed in pollack.  Now, I'm married to a man with Polish (or Romanian) ancestry so don't take offense if you are Polish.  I'm not sure what that has to do with this, as if it's less offensive just because I'm married to one.

Anyway, enough of that.

Of course I changed the recipe to suit me, my tastes, my ingredients, and my peeps' tastes (read: my boys)

You really can use any fish that is thin, fresh or frozen and will bake well in the oven.  Salmon, Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Mahi Mahi, uh...uh...can't think of any more off the top of my head.

If you aren't a fish lover (I wasn't till I was 26!) you could easily substitute chicken or turkey. I actually made this with chicken tenders as an extra dish on the side.  Just use the same sauce!
You'll need a can of coconut milk.  Go for the full fat one, not the low fat. The full fat has the coconut cream on the top which is great!  This is the kind of fat that you don't need to avoid.  Skip the cookies and the cake that aren't beneficial. This is good for you fat.

Hey listen. I eat butter, whole fat yogurt & milk, oils, and whole fat coconut milk. I just lost 15 plus pounds (not exercising mind you, although I know that I need to!) from cutting all processed food, eating lots of veggies, less carbs, and eating good fats.  It's possible! I'm happy! I'm full!  It's all about how and what you combine.

You'll need one leek, chopped and washed.

One onion, sliced up. See how to here.

Saute the leeks and onions together.  Add a clove of garlic or shake some garlic powder over the top.

You can also add bell peppers and thin carrots.

In retrospect, I should have!

Next time.

Heat up the coconut milk

Add the dill

And stir in a saucepan till hot, not boiling.

Place the fish in a baking dish.

Cover with the vegetables

Pour the hot coconut mixture over the top and season with salt and pepper.

Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes till the fish flakes.

Thai Baked Fish
2 pounds of fish (Pollock, flounder, cod, haddock)
1 can coconut milk
1/2-1 Tablespoon Red Curry Paste (or curry powder)
1 teaspoon Dill
1 clove fresh garlic or powder
1 onion
1 leek
S & P to taste

Saute the leek, garlic, and onion in a little butter. Season with S & P.
In a small pan, heat coconut milk, Red Curry Paste, and Dill till hot.
Place fish in a baking dish.
Cover with cooked vegetables.
Pour sauce sauce over the top and season with S & P.
Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 30 minutes or till fish flakes.

Feeling Fishy,
The Lunch Lady

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