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Cod, Prawn and Coconut Curry

A simple but very tasty curry that provides great protein and can be made with most meaty fish of your choice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 people
Calories 345 kcal


  • 1 Deep frying pan
  • 2 Saucepans


  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 280g cod loin
  • 1 tsp freshly milled black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 400ml can coconut milk
  • 1 180g king prawns
  • 1 small handful of coriander leaves
  • 1/3 cup basmati rice
  • 1 portion of steamed greens


  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Sprinkle the cod on both sides with the pepper and turmeric and cook in the pan for 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the mustard and cumin seeds to the same pan and when they start to 'pop' add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chilli and fennel seeds and cook for another 2 minutes before pouring in the coconut milk.
  • Bring to simmer, return the cod to the pan along with the prawns, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the coriander and serve with cooked basmati rice and steamed vegetables.


Recipe courtesy of Joy Skipper, Registered Nutritionist, Consultant and Food Health Writer (
Keyword coconut, cod, curry, prawn