Turmeric Galangal Fish Curry

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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This is SO simple. It really takes very little time to be sitting down to the most fragrant and vibrant curry ever. You can sub out the fish for chicken if you wish.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/turmeric-galangal-fish-curry

recipe updated May 13, 2020


  • Galangal icon
    50g (about ½ cup)
  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    2 (24g)
  • Shallot icon
    3 (126g)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    as needed
  • Fresh turmeric icon
    Fresh turmeric
    50g (about ½ cup)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Shrimp paste icon
    Shrimp paste
    40g (about 2⅛ tbsp)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    2 (40g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    55ml (3¾ tbsp)
  • Coconut cream icon
    Coconut cream
    400g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    200ml (¾ cup)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    50ml (3½ tbsp)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    50g (about 4 tbsp)
  • Kaffir lime leaves icon
    Kaffir lime leaves
  • Whitefish filet icon
    Whitefish filet
    800g (about 3¼ cups)
  • Lime icon
    as needed
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed


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Step preview

  1. Add galangal, fresh turmeric, garlic clove, lemongrass stalk, shallot, shrimp paste, fresh chili and extra virgin olive oil to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 6
  4. Blend - approx 30 sec, speed 8
  5. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  6. Add coconut cream, chicken stock, fish sauce, coconut sugar and kaffir lime leaves to the TM5 bowl
  7. Cook - approx 8 min, 100°C, speed 1
  8. Then add whitefish filet to the TM5 bowl
  9. Cook - approx 2 min, 100°C, reverse speed 1
  10. Divide content of TM5 bowl between 4 large serving bowls
  11. Garnish with lime, fresh chili and cilantro
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