When I put this together I wasn’t too sure if my youngest would like the spicyness of this, she has had lots of curries, but red chili’s can give off quite a bit of heat. She definitely loves fish so far though, she seems to love holding a big piece in one hand and flaking off bits with her other hand and then feeding herself. My fussy eater loves curry and rice, so he will eat this too, so long as there is no visible coriander or green veggies on his serving and of course the coconutty flavour is always going to be a hit with most kids, but if your fussy ones do not like spicy food. perhaps cut back on the red chili and use just a mild curry powder.
Tilapia Coconut Curry
Serves 4 (2 adults and 2 kids)
- 3 tilapia fillets (or similar fish)
- 4 red shallots, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 teapoon of freshly grated ginger
- 1 red chili, deseeded and finely chopped
- 500ml of So Delicious Coconut milk (use Kara milk for those in the UK)
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 2 teaspoons of curry powder
- 2 teaspoons of fish sauce
- 3 level tablespoons of tomato paste (no added salt varieties)
- fresh chopped coriander
- black pepper
- olive oil
Drizzle a little olive oil into a frying pan over a medium high heat.
Add the shallots, garlic, ginger and red chili to the pan and fry for a few mins until softened.
Mix in the tomato paste and turmeric to evenly coat and then slowly pour in the coconut milk, whisking as you do. Add the fish sauce, season with some black pepper and bring to a slow boil.
Add your tilapia fillets to the sauce, reduce heat and simmer for approx 5 mins.
Top with freshly chopped coriander.
Serve with your choice of sides. I served mine with a wild and basmati rice mix (which I cooked in some no added salt stock with a little turmeric for colour) and steamed string beans/carrots.
Those who are baby led weaning, if you little one is not used to spicy foods just yet, then just bring some of the coconut milk (you could actually add a little bit of mild curry powder too) to a slow boil in a pan, and add some of the tilapia to the pan and poach for approx 5 mins. I did this for my youngest and served it with the rice and steamed veggies and it was a huge hit. Here is her serving:
She actually ate a bit of mine in the spicy sauce too and loved it, so next time I make this I know just to serve her up some of the main recipe