Blackened Rockfish Curry
Also known as “Curry in a Hurry,” this dish is fantastic. It’s a great way to introduce Indian flavors into your menus. Make extra for leftovers or lunches. Serves 4.
- 16 ounces Rockfish (or other firm white fish) cut in bite size pieces
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1½ tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onions, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger root, finely chopped
- 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes, no salt added
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- ½ cup pineapple chunks canned in juice, drained
- ½ cup sweet red pepper, chopped
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- plain yogurt and cilantro (optional garnishes)
- Coat fish pieces in lemon juice. Combine next four spices and coat fish pieces.
- Heat half of olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Sauté fish pieces, turning frequently until just browned on all sides (about 3 minutes). Set aside.
- Add remaining oil to skillet on medium low. Add onions, garlic and ginger root. Sauté stirring often until onions are soft and translucent.
- Add tomatoes, broccoli, pineapple and red pepper. Simmer until broccoli and peppers are just done (approx. 10-15 minutes, add fish for last few minutes to let the flavors blend.
- Serve over brown rice. Top with plain yogurt and cilantro if you’d like.
THE SEASONED COOK The flavors in this dish are absolutely memorable! Make a double batch and heat up the leftovers for next day’s lunch. The yogurt will cut the heat in this dish so start with a drizzle. You can always add more.