So here is my first main course recipe entry!  Awhile back, I came across a Fish & Veggie Curry recipe online. I spent awhile reading past the actual recipe to the comments from other users (something I’m quickly learning is PARAMOUNT, especially for recipes!). It seemed that everyone LOVED the recipe however everyone had made significant changes to it. So I decided to write down a few suggestions and then try to tweak it myself.

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I’ve now made this half a dozen times and feel like this has truly become one of my own recipes…even down to the name! I hated it’s original name of Fish Curry…I honestly found the name alone was slightly off-putting. The reason for “Basa” is this: The recipe calls for lincod or any other white fish. I tried regular cod as I couldn’t find lincod. It was good, however still a slight fishiness to it. Recently, I came across this white fish at Costco called Basa and decided to give it a try. It is honestly SO delicious! There is ZERO fish smell to it…it’s so meaty and juicy and goes PERFECTLY with this recipe…hence why I’m now calling it “Basa Curry!” 

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This recipe is SO easy…ONE POT! (well two if you cook the rice separately, which I do recommend!) And it’s honestly SO delicious…and you won’t believe how much one serving fills you up! My picky 2 year old eats it! I had a friend stop by the other day around dinner time and offered her a bowl (she is mega scared of spice!) and she loved it as well and asked for the recipe! So here it is!

Basa Curry
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 sprays cooking oil
  2. 2 tsp vegetable oil
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced (or more, if you want)
  4. 1 tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
  5. 2 large uncooked onions, chopped
  6. 3 tbsp curry powder (I used Clubhouse)
  7. 1 bay leaf
  8. 3 medium fresh tomatoes
  9. 1 cup coconut milk
  10. 2 cups vegetable broth
  11. 1/2 cup frozen peas
  12. 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  13. 3 cups broccoli florets
  14. 1.5 lbs uncooked basa loins, cut into 1 inch cubes
  15. 1 cup brown rice, cooked separately, according to package (I use Minute Rice)
Instructions
  1. Gather all your ingredients and prep. Wash and cut anything that needs it. I find this makes the cooking go faster when you have everything already ready!
  2. Coat a large heavy pot with cooking spray and set over medium heat; add oil.
  3. When oil starts to shimmer, add garlic and ginger; cook until fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 1 or 2 minutes.
  4. Add onions; cook, stirring often, until translucent and beginning to turn golden, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add curry power and bay leaf; mix well and cook until curry becomes fragrant, scraping bottom of pot while it cooks, about 1 to 3 minutes. Make sure to really scrap the bottom as it does tend to stick.
  6. Stir in tomatoes, coconut milk and veggie broth; bring to a boil over high heat.
  7. Stir in broccoli, peas & corn and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Add fish and cook until done, about 6 to 8 minutes more.
  9. Serve over cooked rice and/or some toasted naan and enjoy!
Adapted from Weight Watchers
Adapted from Weight Watchers
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24 Comments on Basa Curry

  1. Jo-Anne
    January 9, 2015 at 5:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Have you tried it with different fish? I love Tilapia but not sure how it would go. Let me know.

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    • Christine
      January 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm (2 years ago)

      I haven’t tried this particular dish with Tilapia, but I’m sure it would be an easy substitution. I personally prefer Basa over Tilapia…I find they are much bigger loins of fish and they usually have almost next to no fishy taste/smell to them. But give it a try and let me know how it works!

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  2. Marilyn
    January 9, 2015 at 11:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Such a delicious recipe!
    I made it with the brown rice for my family and my kids (18 months and 3 years old) just loved it, and they are usually very picky ! Great way to incorporate fish in your diet and super healthy too 🙂

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    • Christine
      January 10, 2015 at 1:18 am (2 years ago)

      So glad to hear Marilyn! Thanks for sharing! Finding meals that picky eaters will enjoy can be so difficult! So glad yours did!

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  3. Marilyn
    February 1, 2015 at 7:42 am (2 years ago)

    Looking at the pic you’d never know it was fish. I’d definitely like to try this one as I really want io increase our fish intake. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Christine
      February 1, 2015 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

      We’ve found that Basa is quite “chicken-like” in it’s thickness and texture. It has ZERO fishy taste/smell and my kids INHALE it! The loins from Costco are SO good…super thick and juicy! I have another fabulous Basa recipe I’ll be sharing shortly! xox

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  4. Christina
    March 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Made this once already and everyone loved it! Now that I am dairy free, this is the perfect recipe because of the coconut milk! Making it tonight again. Can’t wait for supper!!

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    • Christine
      March 5, 2015 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

      So glad that you guys like it! Yay! Christine xox

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  5. Farrah
    June 3, 2015 at 12:25 am (2 years ago)

    One-pot recipes make my world go round, and I adore curry, so this is a win on all levels in my book! :D! I’ve actually never tried using fish in curry!

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    • Christine
      June 4, 2015 at 9:27 am (2 years ago)

      RIGHT?! I’m with you girl! One pot for the win!! Enjoy! xox

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  6. Molly
    June 3, 2015 at 11:05 am (2 years ago)

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it! =)

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    • Christine
      June 4, 2015 at 9:28 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Molly! Come back and let us know how you like it! xox

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  7. Miss Angie
    June 3, 2015 at 11:33 am (2 years ago)

    That looks delicious. I’ve never had fish curry, but I like both fish and curry so I definitely should try it!

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    • Christine
      June 4, 2015 at 9:28 am (2 years ago)

      It’s so good! And healthy! Let me know how it turns out for you Angie! xox

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  8. Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog
    June 3, 2015 at 11:56 am (2 years ago)

    I would LOVE to experiment more with curry. I’ve never actually made a curry dish at home before but this looks really delicious and really easy. Great recipe!

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    • Christine
      June 4, 2015 at 9:29 am (2 years ago)

      It really is Miranda! Let me know if you try it, how it turns out for you! xox

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  9. jessica
    June 3, 2015 at 12:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I saw the word FISH and CURRY and I knew I had to check it out. I love seafood and Curry is a must have for me especially in the fall and winter. I will be trying this recipe. I have made fish curry in the past but it was Jamaican style—–extra spicy…this looks good, I never tried it with broccoli so that would be a good change up. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Christine
      June 4, 2015 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

      Well let me know how it turns out for you Jessica! xox

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  10. molly
    June 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks so good, can’t wait to try the recipe!

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    • Christine
      June 4, 2015 at 9:31 am (2 years ago)

      Awesome! Make sure to let us know how you like it Molly! xox

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  11. Betty
    June 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh that does look really delicious!

    I will definitely try it out!

    Betty

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    • Christine
      June 4, 2015 at 9:31 am (2 years ago)

      Awesome! Let us know how you like it Betty! xox

      Reply

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