One of my most favorite meals in a while from my new fav recipe source! We did this a while back after my first Fresh Direct order came in. Thankfully, the seafood was a delicious and fresh as it looked. This dish is a great intro to curries. Perfect for those picky eaters (which sadly includes me). You can read more about my attempt to introduce more healthy ethnic cuisine into our repertoire tomorrow over at Jenn's place. So exciting!
For today though, why not try out a little mild curry. I promise, it's yummy (and good for you too).
Modified from a recipe found in Bon Appetit.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped shallots
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
2 1/2 tsp red curry paste
1 13-14 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
1 tbsp fish sauce
18 oz halibut, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup chopped basil
salt & pepper, to taste
sriracha, to taste
Finely grate peel of 2 limes. Juice same 2 limes and set aside. Cut third lime into wedges.
Heat oil in large saucepan. Add shallots, bell pepper and ginger. Saute until shallots are tender and peppers are soft. Stir in curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime peel and juice. Simmer, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle fish and shrimp with salt and pepper. Add to curry sauce. Stir in a little sriracha at this point if you like. Return to gentle simmer until fish are opaque in center, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Gently stir in cilantro and basil. Serve with lime wedges and rice or noodles.