Looking for something unusual? This Coconut Fish Curry may just hit the spot.

This recipe serves 4 – 6 people and is best enjoyed with rice.


  • 1 Tbsp olive or neutral oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 50 g yellow curry paste (1 sachet)
  • 1 x 400 ml tin coconut milk
  • 250 ml fish stock
  • A small handful of lime leaves
  • 700 g firm white boneless fish fillets, cut into large pieces
  • 250 g white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 150 g fine green beans, trimmed
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • Sliced chilli, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan and fry the onion until tender. Add curry paste. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add coconut milk, fish stock and lime leaves. Simmer until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add the mushrooms, green beans and tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Gently add the fish and cook for about 5 minutes. Add lime juice. Stir gently to combine but be careful not to break up the delicate fish.
  4. Serve curry with steamed basmati rice / cauliflower rice and a sprinkle of fresh coriander and chilli.

Coconut Fish Curry Recipe Notes

This Coconut Fish Curry Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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