Wild Striped Bass Curry

wild_striped_bass_curryMakes 6 Servings
Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Suggested Accompaniments
Basmati Rice
Sautéed Zucchini

6 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 (4-ounce) wild striped bass fillets, skin on and 1 1/2 to 2- inches thick
Sea salt
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 white onions, sliced thinly
1 fresh green chile, mild-to-moderately hot, including seeds, such as a Calistan (aka a finger hot) but a jalapeno will do
5 cups fish stock
1 (12-ounce) cans coconut milk (recommended: Chaokoh brand)
2 teaspoons cider vingar
3 cups Cauliflower florets

Put the garlic and coconut in a blender and blend to make a paste, adding a little water if necessary. Transfer the paste to a small bowl and stir in the cumin, turmeric, and pepper.

Season the fish with salt and let stand for 10 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, chile and cook, stirring frequently, until they’re softened but not browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic-coconut paste and cook, stirring often, 4 minutes. Add the fish stock and simmer the sauce for 15 minutes. Add the coconut milk and vinegar and simmer for 6 minutes Add the bass and the cauliflower to the sauce bring up to a boil, and cook between 5-9 minutes.

Cook’s Notes
Fresh Green Chiles (from, “One Spice, Two Spice,” Floyds cookbook):
“My favorite is about four to six inches long with a smooth, shiny green skin: it’s full of sweetness and moderate heat. The variety is Calistan, and many growers on the West Coast and in New Mexico raise it. (Many stores on the East Coast call it a “finger hot,” and it comes in either green or red.) Because growers sell it to packagers/shippers, what you may get at the market is a mix of look-alike, taste-alike varieties. Anaheims or green cayennes are a fine substitute, so don’t worry about it. Fresh chiles don’t keep well; buy them as needed. In general, chiles are high in vitamin C; they are an appetite stimulant and aid digestion. They’re considered a cooling spice because they cause the body to perspire and thus cool down. It was interesting to find out from Floyd a few fun facts about some commonly used Indian Spices. Tumeric for example, is an amazing antioxidant. It’s also an antibiotic. So if you have a cut, you can put a little bit on your skin. If you have a sore throat, you can gargle with a little tumeric and warm water.

Spice Resources:
123 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016


At Subaru we build vehicles like the versatile Outback, with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard and plenty of cargo room, letting you fit more into your week and get the most out of every day. Because some of the most adventurous days fall in between the weekends.

Acacia is a small winery, open by appointment only, located in the heart of the Carneros district of Napa. Founded in 1979, Acacia was one of the first wineries in the area to establish a reputation for vineyard-designated Pinot Noir. The winemaking staff is dedicated to its singular focus on Burgundian-style varietals. Acacia has taken advantage of its years of experience in determining the best vineyard stock suited to its unique soil conditions and exposure both to the sun and winds from nearby San Pablo Bay. Winemaker Matthew Glynn’s Pinot Noir style combines traditional and modern techniques to achieve ideal balance, complexity and flavor. The hand crafted artisan wine style of Acacia produces food friendly wines perfect for today’s farm-to-table food trend.

King Arthur Flour, founded in 1790, is the oldest flour company in the United States. Since its beginning, all-natural King Arthur Flour has been a staple in the kitchens of home and professional bakers across America, known for its purity and consistent performance in all kinds of baked goods. The 100% employee-owned company is the nation’s premier baking resource– with the finest flours still at the core of its business; and the best recipes, mixes, tools, and educational programs to help people make the most of their baking. The kingarthurflour.com website has over 2,000 tested recipes.

SodaStream turns water into soda in seconds! Imagine no more lugging heavy cases of bottles and cans from the store, or finding a place to store them in your kitchen or pantry. SodaStream is earth-friendly, too. The typical American family can save over 2000 bottles and cans each year by switching to SodaStream. Create your own delicious carbonated concoctions, or use SodaStream’s concentrated sodamix flavors. With over 50 great-tasting flavors to choose from — including regular, diet, cocktail mixers, energy drink and all-natural options (all made without high-fructose corn syrup or aspartame) there truly is a flavor for everyone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Instagram Feed


Stay tuned for exclusive recipes, tips and announcements.


Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn G+