Thai Fish Curry Recipe

Thai Fish Curry Recipe

James Stewart March 04, 2024


  • 1 ½ lb white fish
  • 3 tablespoons red* Thai curry paste (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ medium onion (finely minced)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 15 ounce can of coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or brown sugar
  • 4 cups chopped veggies (recommended green beans, carrots, and red bell peppers)
  • Minced cilantro and lime juice (to serve)

*red curry can be substituted for any curry flavor preference.


  • Cut the fish into pieces about 2 inches wide. Dry the fish with a paper towel then rub 1 tablespoon of the curry paste over the pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. (See notes.) Add the onion, ginger, and garlic and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of curry paste, coconut milk, water, fish sauce, and sugar. Add the veggies and bring the pot to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the fish. Cover the pot and cook for 5 minutes, or until the fish is no longer opaque. If your fish is quite thick, you may need to flip the pieces over and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Serve with a little minced cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

This recipe is great served over white rice.