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Fish Head Curry

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Serves 6.

Ingredients

Sri Lankan Fish Curry with Tomato

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Serves 6.

Ingredients

750 g/1 1/2 lb thick steaks of firm fish
(Spanish mackerel or jewfish)
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
oil for frying
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1 large ripe tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon Ceylon curry powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
salt to taste
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups coconut milk

Directions

Fish Curry with Coconut (Goa)

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Ingredients

Deep-Fried Pomfret with Spicy Sauce

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Ingredients

2 whole pomfret, cleaned
2 tablespoons plain (all-purpose) flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
oil for deep frying

Sauce

2 tablespoons chopped fresh red chillies
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons sliced purple shallots
2 teaspoons shrimp paste
2 teaspoons fish sauce

Directions

Deep Fried Fish with Sweet-Sour Sauce

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb firm white fish fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 egg white, very slightly beaten
oil for frying
cornflour (cornstarch) for dusting

Deep-Fried Cuttlefish Balls

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Ingredients

90 g/3 oz very tiny bread cubes
500 g/1 lb fresh cuttlefish or squid, cleaned
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
peanut oil for deep frying

Directions

Curried Fish Cakes (Thot Man Pla)

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Crystal Prawns with Asparagus Tips

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Like many Chinese recipes, there are two steps and two methods of cooking combined which makes this an ideal dish for preparing ahead, requiring only final stir-frying just before serving.

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Crab Xacuti

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

Crab in Black Bean Sauce

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Serves 2.

Ingredients

1 large mud crab or 2 smaller crabs
1 tablespoon canned salted black beans
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
4 tablespoons peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, halved
4 slices fresh ginger
185 ml/6 fl oz/3/4 cup hot water
3 teaspoons cornflour
2 tablespoons cold water
2 spring onions (scallions), finely chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten

Directions