Recipe for Coral Trout curry


Preparation and Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • 1 nice sized coral trout: 1,5 kilo
  • Onions 300g
  • Ripe tomatoes 400g
  • 8 to10 cloves of garlic
  • salt
  • 12 hot peppers
  • 1 piece of zest of combava or 3 combava leaves
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of saffron
  • 1 branch of thyme
  • 5 soup spoons of cooking oil

Steps for coral trout curry:

  1. Clean the fish, and cut it in 2 cm wide long slivers. Also cut the head in two along its length if it's large. Otherwise, leave it whole.
  2. Finely ground the onions lengthwise
  3. Finely cut the tomatoes
  4. Crush the garlic, the salt, the hot peppers, the ginger and the combava together
  5. Heat cooking oil in a casserole. Brown the onions and the thyme. Add the spices and turn.
  6. Add the saffron and then the tomatoes. Turn the contents quickly.
  7. Cover and let cook on a small flame for 8 to 10 minutes
  8. Add ½ of a glass of water. Mix the sauce. Put the pieces of fish inside. Cover and let it cook for 8 minutes.
  9. Turn over the pieces of fish without damaging them, and continue to cook for another 8 minutes on a medium flame
  10. Add more water according to the amount of sauce desired.
  11. Carefully mix and let simmer a couple more minutes.

Serve hot, with parsley and finely cut scallions