Creamy Fish And Squash Curry

This was inspired by Nigella’s delicious pumpkin yellow curry which is both quick and delicious.  My variation uses butternut squash, simply because I had that in the fridge at the time, and I omitted the prawns as I felt there was enough going on with the salmon and squash.  I also add crème fraiche to mine as it makes it really creamy, plus it damps down the heat a little if you need it milder.  I’ve used dried lemongrass in this as that’s all I had in the cupboard, but I reckon an inch (or 4cm) of a  lemongrass stalk would be better if you have it.  Actually, if I say so myself, I actually prefer this to the Domestic Goddess’ version.  Sorry Nige !

This is a medium spiced curry but vary the spices for extra or less kick.

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

2 Large salmon fillets cut into fairly big chunks (around 1kg)

Half Butternut Squash cut into chunks (500g)

Tin coconut milk

Small tub crème fraiche

2 tbs soft brown sugar

2 tbs of Benedicts fish stock (in 600ml of boiling water)

Handful of long green beans (fresh or frozen will do)

Chopped Fresh Corriander

 

Spices

 

½ tsp Garram Masala

½ tsp Ground Cumin

½ tsp Ground Corriander

½ tsp hot chilli powder

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp black onion seeds

2 tsp of dried Kaffir Lime leaves (stalked and chopped)

¼ tsp dried lemongrass flakes (or chop 4cm of a stalk if prefer)

1 cardomon pod cracked

 

Put all the spices to a Large saucepan pour in the creamy top of the coconut milk and gently heat for 1-2 minutes.  Add the rest of the coconut milk and stock and slowly bring to the boil.  Add the squash and simmer for around 10-15 mins until the squash is tender.  Stir in the crème fraiche, sugar and add the green beans (if using) and then the salmon chunks.   Cook for a further 4-5 mins or until salmon cooked. (tip: fish carries on cooking in heat of sauce afterwards so don’t overcook it). And finally throw in some chopped corriander and serve immediately.

That’s it ! Easy Peasy.

 

Serve with Naan bread and prawn and saffron rice (see recipe).

 

ENJOY !

 

Please comment if you like any of my recipes or let me know if you feel it needed improving in anyway.

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