Thursday, May 21, 2009

CEiMB: Thai-Style Halibut with Coconut-Curry Broth


This recipe had elements I love (coconut) and elements I'm not a big fan of (fish, curry). I'm a little disturbed by my recent trend of "I'm not a big fan of......" in this blog, but on the other hand, I've definitely been pushing my culinary envelope this week.

I like shell fish much more than "real" fish, but if forced to have "real" fish halibut is one that I will pick. Curry isn't something I've had a lot of experience with, and only like if coconut milk is involved to tone down the taste and the heat. That said I had a good feeling about this pick, and was pretty excited to give it a try.

This was pretty easy to put together. I must confess I cheated by using a pre-cooked brown rice from Trader Joe's (at least it was organic!). The spinach I did fresh, and I used curry powder rather than the red curry paste. The curry powder I bought from the bulk area at my local Henry's so it only cost me 21 cents. I figured I wouldn't be out much if I hated it.

All the elements came together nicely and quickly, and I have to say I really liked it. Each individual element was okay, but I really liked all four elements blended together (the fish, rice, spinach and sauce). Together they were yummier than the sum of their parts.

Since I really should eat fish and brown rice more than I do, this is a sure bet to try again. Thanks to Liz over at Not So Skinny Kitchen for this week's recipe. Head over there for the recipe, or go to page 232 in "The Food You Crave" by Ellie Krieger.

12 comments:

Aggie said...

This was surprisingly an easy dish to make wasn't it? Yours looks great! Happy you ventured out of your comfort zone to try it out!! :)

Welcome to the group!

applecrumbles said...

It was easy, but not a big hit with us. Your dinner looks great.

farah said...

So glad you were pleasantly surprised by this dish. I love it when you like something more than you thought you would, rather than the other way around!

Leslie said...

We loved it too! It was so easy to make it's an easy weeknight dinner. I bet you could make it with shellfish if you wanted to change it up!

What's for Supper? said...

We liked it too. I know that if I make it again though....skipping cilantro.

Sara said...

Looks great, so glad you ended up liking it. I am going to make mine tonight.

Liz said...

I'm so glad you liked it; I was a little nervous about it too but so glad we tried it! I totally agree that everything together was so much better than each piece on its own. I'm also a fan of the Trader Joe's rice - it's so easy!

Pamela said...

I'm definitely trying this again, soon! I'm off to order from Penzeys Spice Catalog...

nick said...

We're also taking a little leap of faith with the curry here. I hope I feel the same way you did after we eat ours tonight!

Marthe said...

I'm not a fishlover either, but you can easily use chicken in this recipe: it tastes amazing!! Your dish looks really good!

AJM said...

Ooh, this would be good with shellfish. I used a TJ's shortcut too:)

Neala said...

Looks tempting and I think I am not wrong at all