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Coconutty Fish Curry

Coconutty Fish Curry

with Green Beans

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Mild, coconutty and on the table in just 30 minutes, Chef Andre’s crowd-pleasing fish curry is the perfect midweek recipe. Tilapia fillets are cooked in a velvety sauce seasoned with our mild Indian spice blend and packed with fresh veg, before being served with steamed jasmine rice and topped with toasted desiccated coconut. You next curry night shouldn’t be without this special recipe.


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Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

150 grams

Jasmine Rice

½ unit(s)

Red Onion

⅔ pack(s)

Green Beans

2 unit(s)

Tilapia Fillet


½ pot(s)

Mild Indian Style Curry Powder

½ sachet

Vegetable Stock Powder


1 pack(s)

Creme Fraiche


½ sachet

Desiccated Coconut

Not included in your delivery

300 milliliter(s)

Water for the Rice

125 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2406 kJ
Energy (kcal)575 kcal
Fat20.0 g
of which saturates11.0 g
Carbohydrate67 g
of which sugars6.0 g
Protein34 g
Salt1.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Cutting board
Large Non-Stick Pan
Slotted Spoon
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Pour the water (see ingredients for amount) into a large saucepan and bring to the boil. When boiling, stir in the rice, a pinch of salt and lower the heat to medium and pop a lid on the pan. Cook for 10 mins, then remove from the heat and set aside (still covered) for another 10 mins or until ready to serve. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam.


Halve, peel and thinly slice the red onion. Trim the green beans then chop into thirds. Chop the tilapia into roughly 3cm chunks.


While the rice cooks, heat a splash of oil in another large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the red onion, stir and gently fry until softened stirring occasionally, 5 mins. Add the curry powder and mix thoroughly. Cook for 1 minute then pour in the water (see ingredients for amount). Bring to the boil and stir in the stock powder.


Lower the heat on the curry and add the chunks of tilapia. Make sure they are at least partially submerged in the sauce. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer gently until the fish is cooked through, 5-7 mins. TIP: Do not stir the fish whilst it cooks, it's very fragile! When the fish is almost cooked, carefully stir in the crème fraîche and heat until everything is piping hot, another 2 mins. Season to taste with salt and pepper. IMPORTANT: The fish is cooked when the centre is opaque.


While the fish cooks, heat a frying pan over medium heat (no oil). Add the desiccated coconut and toast until golden, 1-2 mins. Turn or toss frequently to make sure it doesn't burn. Transfer to a bowl then return the pan to medium-high heat with a splash of oil. When hot, add the green beans and stir-fry until tender, 4-5 mins. Add a splash of water every now and then to help the beans steam. Season with salt and pepper and get ready to serve.


Fluff the rice up with a fork and share between your bowls. Spoon the fish curry over and top with the green beans. Finish with a sprinkling of toasted coconut. Tuck in!