Follow this recipe. Please. Only add extra curry and spices. Holy cow, was this meal DELICIOUS!
Thai Coconut Curry Tilapia
For those that don't want to follow the link, recipe is as follows:
Finely dice one red bell pepper and a bunch of green onions (approx. one cup of each) It was nice to have this prepared prior to the next step
Mince some ginger and garlic. I use pre-minced garlic in a vat from Costco, so it ended up being a couple teaspoons of ginger and maybe two tablespoons garlic. Saute the ginger and garlic in a little olive oil in a big nonstick pan, and then throw in the pepper and onion.
Add MORE of the spices than the recipe link calls for - I added probably two tablespoons red curry paste, a couple teaspoons of curry powder, a heaping teaspoon of cumin. AND, for the heck of it, I also added some powdered ginger. Stir that up a bit.
Add in to the pan a can of coconut milk, a tablespoon brown sugar, a pinch of salt, and here is where I went crazy: where the recipe called for four teaspoons soy sauce, I used two (plus some) soy sauce and two (plus some) teaspoons fish sauce. I find fish sauce makes curries taste more authentic.
Add a ton of chopped cilantro. Stir up. Simmer for a bit.
Oh, and somewhere along the way: take two fillets of tilapia and drizzle a little olive oil on them. The recipe called for just a sprinkle of salt on them, but I rubbed in a some curry powder, to bump up the flavor. This was a good call. Broil the fish for between 5-8 minutes or so.
Thats all. Serve the fillet of fish over some rice (I used brown rice) and dump the sauce over the top. Oh, and I served with more cilantro on top (because I'm crazy like that) and a big slice of lemon.
Petesie proposed on the spot. Again. Because he's crazy like that. :)