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Jeremy Pang appears on Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking!

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Jez and the Pang family recently appeared on Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking show! Nigel described Jez's recipe for Tamarind Fish Curry as "an absolute delight... everything I wanted it to be and everything I hoped it would be."

Want to see what got the TV chef so excited? Click below to view the video and then scroll down to access the full recipe and try it our for yourself. Bon appetit!

Ingredients:

2 white fish fillets 4 medium sized tomatoes

Base 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 knob butter 1 onion finely chopped 5-6 cloves garlic finely chopped 3 lime leaves 5 curry leaves Whole Spices 2-3 fresh Birdseye chillies finely chopped 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp coriander seeds

Paste 1 tsp chilli powder 3 tsp curry powder 3 tbsp water

Tamarind Stock 3 cups of fish stock 3 tbsp tamarind pulp melted into 1 cup hot water 3-4 tsp sugar / palm sugar (to taste) Salt to taste

Tamarind Fish Curry = the recipe!

Preparation Preparation is key to this one-pot-wonder! Follow the steps closely:

  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic and place in a prep bowl
  2. Crush all the whole spices together using either a pestle and mortar or a blender
  3. Mix the ‘paste' in a separate prep bowl and leave aside
  4. Slice the tomatoes into wedges and place in a prep bowl
  5. Slice the fish fillets into edible ‘fingers'

The Stock

  1. Mix all the ‘Tamarind Stock ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to boil
  2. Maintain the stock on a simmer (low heat) for 20 minutes. Stir and cover with lid

Cooking the Curry

  1. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 1 knob butter to medium heat in a large saucepan
  2. Add all the ‘Base' ingredients and cook until onions are slightly brown (5-7 minutes)
  3. Add all the crushed ‘Whole Spices' and cook for 1 minute
  4. Add and stir the ‘Paste' into the base and spices
  5. Add the tomatoes and cover for 10 minutes stirring occasionally
  6. Now add the stock to the base ingredients and mix well
  7. Bring the curry to boil and allow to simmer
  8. 10 minutes before serving, heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a wok to high heat
  9. Flash fry the fish fillets on high heat in the wok. Stir fry & toss for 2 minutes
  10. Place in curry and stir into the sauce. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes

Serving

  1. Garnish with finely chopped coriander and serve with white rice
  2. The curry should be more ‘soupy' than thick

:)(:


Ingredients:

2 white fish fillets 4 medium sized tomatoes

Base 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 knob butter 1 onion finely chopped 5-6 cloves garlic finely chopped 3 lime leaves 5 curry leaves Whole Spices 2-3 fresh Birdseye chillies finely chopped 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp coriander seeds

Paste 1 tsp chilli powder 3 tsp curry powder 3 tbsp water

Tamarind Stock 3 cups of fish stock 3 tbsp tamarind pulp melted into 1 cup hot water 3-4 tsp sugar / palm sugar (to taste) Salt to taste


Tamarind Fish Curry = the recipe!

Preparation Preparation is key to this one-pot-wonder! Follow the steps closely:

  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic and place in a prep bowl
  2. Crush all the whole spices together using either a pestle and mortar or a blender
  3. Mix the ‘paste' in a separate prep bowl and leave aside
  4. Slice the tomatoes into wedges and place in a prep bowl
  5. Slice the fish fillets into edible ‘fingers'

The Stock

  1. Mix all the ‘Tamarind Stock ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to boil
  2. Maintain the stock on a simmer (low heat) for 20 minutes. Stir and cover with lid

Cooking the Curry

  1. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 1 knob butter to medium heat in a large saucepan
  2. Add all the ‘Base' ingredients and cook until onions are slightly brown (5-7 minutes)
  3. Add all the crushed ‘Whole Spices' and cook for 1 minute
  4. Add and stir the ‘Paste' into the base and spices
  5. Add the tomatoes and cover for 10 minutes stirring occasionally
  6. Now add the stock to the base ingredients and mix well
  7. Bring the curry to boil and allow to simmer
  8. 10 minutes before serving, heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a wok to high heat
  9. Flash fry the fish fillets on high heat in the wok. Stir fry & toss for 2 minutes
  10. Place in curry and stir into the sauce. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes

Serving

  1. Garnish with finely chopped coriander and serve with white rice
  2. The curry should be more ‘soupy' than thick

:)(:

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