Wendy from Wendy’s Kitchen Table is full of amazing recipes, but when she needs inspiration, she turns to popular magazines and that is exactly where this Coconut Poached Fish came from.
Easy to make, and full of flavor, this fish plates up perfectly. One thing’s for sure, you are going to love how easy this dish is to make.
Coconut Poached Fish Ingredients
- 400 ml (13.5oz) coconut cream
- grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp Sambal Oelek (see note below)
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 4 x 120 g firm white fish fillets
- 1 cup baby spinach leaves
- steamed rice, to serve
- green onions, shredded, to serve
- chili, sliced (optional)
Coconut Poached Fish Instructions
In a large frying pan, combine coconut cream, lemon zest, and juice, sauce, sugar, Sambal Oelek and garlic. Bring to the boil, stirring.
Reduce heat to low and add fish. Cover and simmer gently, 8-10 minutes, until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Add spinach. Simmer for 1 minute.
Serve fish on a bed of rice. Drizzle with poaching liquid and top with green onion and sliced chili.
Wendy’s Kitchen Notes :
Sambal Oelek is a chili-based sauce. It is a staple in Malaysian and Thai cooking. Oelek means grinding. So, Sambal Oelek means ground chili sambal.
The main ingredients are ground chili peppers, shallots, garlic and shrimp paste.
Sambal Oelek is found in the Asian isle of the supermarket in a glass jar. Wendy loves it and uses it in all her cooking.