I thought I’d try something a little different to making another chicken curry, so here’s my Sri Lankan fish curry with monkfish and prawns.
If I’m honest, I prefer to cook with meat rather than fish, but my husband suggested that monkfish would go perfectly with this recipe, and he was right! It’s the perfect combination of a satisfyingly meaty texture that holds together well, and an ability to take on the wonderfully bold and aromatic spices kindly gifted by Spice Kitchen UK.
I’d recently been given a beautiful ‘World Spice Tin’ by this family-run business founded by a mother-and-son team, Sashi and Sanjay Agarwal, and I got inspired to try something new with their Sri Lankan Spice mix and unique Garam Masala blend. With the spices all ground by hand in the traditional manner, they had all the ingredients I needed to make an authentic curry that was tastier and more fragrant than any curry I’ve made at home before!
The spices from the supermarket don’t even come close; I find they lack depth of flavour, and that makes me use more than a recipe suggests. With Spice Kitchen's ingredients, I was able to use a moderate amount whilst still getting the full flavour in every bite.
To find out more about Sashi and Sanjay’s journey and Spice Kitchen’s range of products, click here.
For the marinade
1 large piece of ginger, peeled and grated
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bird’s eye chilli, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
10 oz. monkfish chunks
6 oz. raw prawns, shelled
½ tsp. Sri Lankan spice (by Spice Kitchen)
½ tsp. paprika
½ tsp. ground turmeric
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
For the sauce
2-3 tbsp. coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 tsp. Sri Lankan spice (by Spice Kitchen)
1 tsp. Garam Masala (by Spice Kitchen)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. chilli powder or to taste
1 ½ tbsp. tomato purée
¼ pt. coconut milk
1 pt. water, plus extra if necessary
Salt to taste
6 curry leaves
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