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    Basa Curry

    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

  • Reply Jo-Anne January 9, 2015 at 5:02 pm

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

    • Reply Christine January 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      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!

  • Reply Marilyn January 9, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    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 🙂

    • Reply Christine January 10, 2015 at 1:18 am

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

  • Reply Marilyn February 1, 2015 at 7:42 am

    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.

    • Reply Christine February 1, 2015 at 8:43 am

      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

  • Reply Christina March 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    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!!

    • Reply Christine March 5, 2015 at 10:08 pm

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

  • Reply Farrah June 3, 2015 at 12:25 am

    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!

    • Reply Christine June 4, 2015 at 9:27 am

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

  • Reply Molly June 3, 2015 at 11:05 am

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

    • Reply Christine June 4, 2015 at 9:28 am

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

  • Reply Miss Angie June 3, 2015 at 11:33 am

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

    • Reply Christine June 4, 2015 at 9:28 am

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

  • Reply Rosevine Cottage Girls June 3, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Sounds delicious!

  • Reply Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog June 3, 2015 at 11:56 am

    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!

    • Reply Christine June 4, 2015 at 9:29 am

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

  • Reply jessica June 3, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    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.

    • Reply Christine June 4, 2015 at 9:35 am

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

  • Reply molly June 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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

    • Reply Christine June 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

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

  • Reply Betty June 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Oh that does look really delicious!

    I will definitely try it out!

    Betty

    • Reply Christine June 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

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

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