I have something to share with you. I don’t want to hear any excuses. I want you to go to your kitchen and cook this recipe – Fish Curry. It is simple and taste delicious. Spicy, sourish and really yummy. It takes only 20 minutes to cook because fish cooks very quickly. A very simple reason why I cooked fish tonight. My dearest neighbour, Helen, dropped in yesterday afternoon. Brought some fresh shark’s meat – flakes in nice filleted chunky pieces. So fresh. Just caught by her husband, Ted and another neighbour, Sam that he goes fishing at 3am each morning! I said once to him that I would love to come along. But, imagine waking up at 2:30am in the freezing cold Tasmania weather! No, thanks.
Anyway, she brought this beautiful fish meat. I could not resist but make my fish curry. It needs a firm fish and flake does a good job in curry. I will say it again. It is simple so I expect you to try it. Even if you are an average cook. So take out that pan of yours, go and buy yourself a nice white firm fish and try out this recipe.
I had my fish curry accompanied with 2 pieces of Ayam Goreng, and turmeric coconut rice. If you are interested in my Ayam Goreng recipe, click here. And, turmeric coconut rice – sorry, it was cooked by my partner. He never share his recipes with me! 😦
Now, tell me. At home, who usually does the cooking. You or your significant other? Or do you usually cook together? My partner never likes me near the kitchen when he cooks. And, guess what? When I cook, it is perfectly fine for him to walk around the kitchen. Also, I have to wash up! Yes, I am the living and breathing home “dish washer”. I will stack my dishes to the top. That I am the only one that knows which piece to remove first. I will say to him to not touch my dishes! Because they are stack up so delicately that they need to be removed from the last piece that was placed last.
Oh, I don’t have a dishwasher. Never had one in my life.
This photo is from tonight’s washing – result of cooking 2 dishes. Imagine how my dishes will stack up if I had to wash after making 3 or more dishes! Do you have a dishwasher at home? Do you use it?
Sorry, I digress so much. You must be dying to know my secret recipe. Well, not far to go. I like to keep you in a bit of suspense for a few more minutes. Maybe because I just had a glass of wine. I am no good in drinking. My partner and friends call me a bloody cheap date! But, also because I have been working so hard today.
I have been in the garage for 4 hours, sorting out the garage. Oh, my partner helped as well. And, we only managed to clear and sort half of our stuffs in there! It is a double door garage. I have stuffs from the restaurant that I sold 2 years ago, and a household full of stuffs from a self contained cottage when we moved to Tasmania. Six years now. They are still in there! Do you ever clean up your garage? I guess we have to do that at some point in time. And, hope to make some money out of the rubbish which to others are treasures. By the way, if you are local and looking for good cafe tables and chairs, let me know.
Alright! Alright! I know. I am about to loose you and your interest in this post. Sorry. Okay, make a guess what goes into making my homemade spice paste. Look at the picture below. Make a guess before you continue reading.
Spice paste’s ingredient:
1 red onion
1 thumb size ginger
4 cloves garlic
10 dried chilies
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Blend the above ingredients until smooth.
So, did you get it right? It is that simple.
Next, how do you cook the fish? Again, it is very, very simple. And doesn’t take much time. So no excuse not to try it.
To cook the fish curry, first stir fry the spice ingredients in some hot oil in the saucepan until fragrant. Add a cup of turmeric juice and 2 teaspoons sugar. Toss in some curry leaves. Simmer. Then toss in fish fillets and some tomatoes. Simmer in gentle heat until fish is cooked.
If you are game enough, why not cook Ayam Goreng on the other stove?
If I may say, they both looks so so good. And, so so delicious! Well, I could not wait any longer. So I had to eat and taste those 2 dishes first. My partner was busy downloading CDs to his iPOD. I was not going to wait for him. So I plated the dishes with a small serve of leftover turmeric coconut rice.
A closer look. Can you taste them? Well, I can. Slurp. Slurp. They are very delicious. Definitely restaurant quality. My partner said, “Umm…very good! I will pay to eat these at a restaurant!” LOL! Thanks, mate!
By the way, what did you do over the weekend? Anything interesting? How about sharing with me?
For me – not a whole lot yesterday. Just watched DVDs. One of them was so so bad – “Anti Christ” with William Dafoe. I could not believed a couple of scenes which probably should be an X-rated scenes. But, scary enough for me. The other DVD – “Van Diemen’s Land”. I didn’t like the second one that much, but based on a true convict story. Had a fabulous dinner cooked by my partner – turmeric coconut rice with Butter Chicken Curry and Shredded Spicy Beef.
Of course, I was online every now and then checking on blogs, twitter and local news.
Would you call this an eventful weekend? Probably not.
Oh, I did removed the “For Sale” sign off our property. Not sure about selling the place anymore. Not unless someone offer a price so good that we cannot resist. May stay here for a couple more years. Look what a beautiful weather with sunny blue sky can do to a person’s mood.
I need to wash the remaining dishes my partner just left behind.