Turmeric Fish Curry

The best thing about this recipe is that it produces more curry sauce than you need for dinner; save the leftovers and serve for lunch the next day with a fried egg and a scoop of rice. The recipe for turmeric coconut curry sauce comes from “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow“.

Turmeric Fish Curry

I've been adding turmeric to my diet via tea and supplements because I have chronic inflammation and turmeric is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The recipe for turmeric coconut curry sauce originated in "Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow" – we served it over white fish and Japanese rice for a rich, creamy, and satisfying meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: curry, dairy-free, sugar-free, wheat-free, Whole Life Challenge
Servings: 4
Calories: 396kcal


  • 1 lb white fish cod, snapper, or whatever you like
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 can coconut milk 13.5 oz
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 4 small yukon gold potatoes quartered


  • Bake the fish in a 400 degree F oven. Lightly oil a baking dish; salt and pepper the fish and place in the dish. Cover and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Prepare the curry sauce: heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the green onion and salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ginger, curry powder, turmeric, and cayenne, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add the carrots and potatoes. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and the veggies are softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Serve on top of scoop of rice and a 1/4 lb of baked fish. Enjoy!


You should be able to purchase turmeric powder at your local grocer. 

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