COLEY KORMA WITH FLUFFY RICE
This mild, fragrant fish curry tastes so fresh and amazing – it's great for kids.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
- 2 heaped tablespoon Patak's korma paste
- 4 coley fillets
- olive oil
- 4 spring onions
- ½-1 fresh red chilli
- a few sprigs of fresh coriander
- 200ml light coconut milk
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup basmati rice
- sea salt
Add the rice to a small pan with 2 cups of boiling water and a pinch of sea salt. Bring to the boil on a high heat, then turn the heat down to low, cover and leave for 7 to 8 minutes.
Put a large frying pan on a medium heat. Use the back of a spoon to spread 1 heaped tablespoon of the korma paste all over the flesh side of the fish fillets. Add a lug of oil to the hot pan, then add the coley, flesh-side down. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning halfway when you’ve got some colour.
Trim and finely slice the spring onions and chilli, keeping them separate. Pick the coriander leaves, then finely chop the stalks.
Check your rice – all of the water should have been absorbed by now so fluff it up with a fork and take it off the heat. Pop the lid back on so it stays warm.
Turn the heat up to high on the fish and throw in the greener half of your sliced spring onions. Stir in the remaining korma paste, coconut milk, coriander stalks and most of the fresh chilli.
Let it bubble away for a couple of minutes until the fish starts to flake apart. Taste your sauce and add a squeeze of lemon juice if it needs it.
Divide the rice between your plates then top each portion with a piece of coley. Pour the sauce over the top, then scatter over the reserved spring onions, chilli and coriander leaves. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over.