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    Default Telapia Fish Curry

    Having never tried it, I bought some Telapia a while ago, enough for about three meals. At $7 kg it was incredibly cheap. The first batch I just coated in flour and cooked in oil. Yuk! Totally bland, tasteless and boring! I decided I had to do something different to the rest; even if the fish was bland I could improve the flavour.

    I enjoyed fish curries in Fiji many years ago, so that seemed like a good idea. Here's what I came up with.

    1 small onion, finely chopped
    4 cloves garlic, crushed
    2-3 tspns ginger, finely chopped or grated
    Curry powder
    1 cup fish stock
    Coconut milk, 1-1/2 cups
    Telapia, about 300 g

    Saute onion in your choice of oil until soft. Add garlic and ginger, cook a minute or two
    Add your curry powder to taste - I used one called 'Mild Malay'. I don't think fish calls for a hot, overpowering curry flavour. Stir for a minute, then add the fish stock.
    Cook for about 15 minutes, add the coconut milk. When hot, add your fish, chopped into cubes. These will only take a minute or two to cook, so leave till the last minute.
    Add a dash of lime juice, and stir in a large spoonful of coriander just before serving.

    This was quite enjoyable, but I won't be buying Telapia again!
    Last edited by Julieanne; 05-24-18 at 07:30 PM.

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    Default Re: Telapia Fish Curry

    Well said as most store bought Talapia is fish famed. Do you have the invasive Asian Carp in Oz that we have abundentally here in the U.S. rivers, that could be safer harvested then the CAFO farmed fish?

    An alternative to fish farming is the availability of the invasive, over abundant, wild river Asian Carp. Say what you want about some of our rivers, but it has to be safer than the current types of fish farms we read about: https://https://www.youtube.com/watc...?v=rPeg1tbBt0A
    https://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Threats...sian-Carp.aspx
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    Default Re: Telapia Fish Curry

    Julieanne, your recipe sounds good, but I had a memory of posting something unflattering about the poor tilapia. Sure enough, here it is: https://www.hawkeshealth.net/communi...6091#post66091
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    Default Re: Telapia Fish Curry

    @Islander: Thanks for finding this old posting. Reading this 4 yr. old post reminded me of the fights my daughter and I use to have over tilapia. I'm happy to report 4 yrs. later she has finally stopped buying tilapia. To say I finally outsmarted her would be a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much. Lol. Yes, farm raised tilapia is bad news.

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    Default Re: Telapia Fish Curry

    A guy I knew years ago was farming telapia in his backyard, so I assumed it was worth eating. His fish would at least have been raised cleanly, probably organically. I'm puzzled that anyone would choose to buy this for any reason than the low price - it's awful!

    grulla, yes we have the invasive carp, but the only people who eat it seem to be the Chinese - it's known as 'mud fish'. I would try it out of curiosity but I've never seen it.

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