Burmese Fish Curry in 15 Minutes (Si Byan) by Saffron59

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here is the classic simple fish curry that can be made in less than half an hour. This is my all time favorite and for my Road to Mandalay restaurant. Now I cook it at a customer’s or my catering business Saffron 59. It can be used for nice big prawns….. also…

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 15

Ingredients (8)

  • 2 lb cod fillet or Chilean sea bass (halibut)
  • 1 inch ginger chunks
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 med. tomatoes, small pieces
  • 3 med. onions, minced 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 inch ginger, minced 2 tbsp sweet paprika 1 tsp hot paprika or 2 fresh chillies 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • ¼ cup vegetable or fish broth
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves for garnish

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  1. Si-byan with fish
  2. (reserve the leaves for decoration)
  3. 1. In a bowl, marinate the fish with salt, pepper and turmeric for five minutes.
  4. 2. In a skillet, heat the oil and toss the onion until lightly browned and add the ginger, garlic until fragrant. Add the paprika then immediately the fish and leave to sear then incorporate the tomatoes, the liquid broth and cook for five minutes. #
  5. 3 Lower the heat and add the fish sauce, cilantro stems and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  6. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot with steamed jasmine rice.
  7. For 5/6 guests
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