Fish curry XL

Fish curry XL
Makes: 40-50 portions
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  • 1.5 kg onions
  • 300 gr fresh ginger
  • 100 gr garlic
  • 2 kg carrots
  • 100 gr pataks red curry paste
  • 35 gr ground ginger powder
  • 35 gr ground coriander
  • 35 gr madras powder
  • 25 gr turmeric powder
  • 200 gr tomato puree
  • 2.5 kg tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1.2 kg coconut milk
  • 4 kg white fish
  • 2 kg spinach
  • 3.5 kg rice
  • 25 limes
  • 40 gr fresh coriander
  1. Peel and dice onion and garlic. Peel and grate ginger. Wash, peel and dice the carrots.
  2. Cut the limes in half.
  3. Chop the fresh coriander.
  4. Remove any large stalks on the fresh spinach.
  1. Sweat onion, ginger, carrots and garlic off in some oil without colouring until translucent.
  2. Add curry paste, ground ginger powder, ground coriander, madras powder and turmeric powder and sweat off for a minute on low heat until fragrant.
  3. Add the tomato puree and sweat off for a minute on low heat until fragrant.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and the coconut milk. Let the sauce simmer until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Check the seasoning and puree the sauce until smooth.
  6. Add the fish and spinach to the sauce and let them simmer in the sauce until done.
  7. Meanwhile, cook the rice in plenty of boiling and lightly salted water until cooked, drain and keep warm.
  8. Meanwhile, grill the halved limes and serve as a garnish with the sauce, vegetables and rice. Garnish with the fresh coriander.
Stuff to know
This quantity will feed 40 to 50 people.
Frying off the curry paste and spices will release their flavour but do not burn them.The spices are to taste.
It is possible to replace the fresh spinach by frozen.
Bind the sauce if need be with corn starch mixed with some cold water. The sauce will thicken when boiling again.
Ideally, use the pataks cumin coriander mild curry paste for this recipe.
Spice up the dish by adding ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric and/or ground chilli powder to your liking.