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Fish In Coconut Sauce
Contributed By: Admin

The DVD edition of
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

625 g (1 lb) thin fillets of white fish
2 large onions
2 green chillies
2.5 cm (1 inch) piece fresh ginger
4 cm (1 inch) stalk lemon grass
3 cloves garlic
2 tsps dried shrimps, soaked
45g (1 oz) desiccated coconut
1 cup thick coconut milk
2 tbsps coconut oil or vegetable oil
2 heaped tbsps finely chopped
Fresh coriander leaves
1 cup thin coconut milk
Lemon juice or tamarind water

1.   Cut fish fillets into 5 cm (2 inch) squares and place in a dish. Thinly slice one onion and Set aside. Mince ginger, lemon grass, garlic, dried shrimps and desiccated coconut to a fairly smooth paste and add thick coconut milk. Pour over the fish and marinate for 1 hour.

2.   Heat oil and fry sliced onion until lightly colored. Add fish pieces and cook briefly, then pour on thin coconut with coriander and marinade. Cover and simmer on low heat until fish is cooked. Lift out fish with a slotted spoon and place on a serving dish.

3.   Continue to simmer sauce until thick and creamy. Season to taste with lemon juice or tamarind water and add salt. Pour over the fish and serve at once.


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