Jamaican Inspired Coconut Fish Curry

Jamaican Inspired Coconut Fish Curry

home made coconut fish curry

This is an easy and full-proof fish curry inspired by Jamaican cuisine. It is made with fresh vegetables and coconut milk.

Hey guys, I was craving a nice spicy dish. So I decided to make some coconut fish curry. This is definitely an idiot-proof recipe. It has come out perfect every time that I have made it.

Again, like most of my recipes, they are all quite simple, so you can add in or leave out certain ingredients. Make it your own.

I also want to share a rice recipe; it is one of my favourites. I learned how to make this rice through a Macedonian friend I met while working on a cruise ship. It is a great way to put a fresh spin on a staple.


  • Filleted hake
  • Carrots
  • Peppers (green, red or yellow will do)
  • Fresh tomato
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Chillies
  • Coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry powder
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil


Prep all your ingredients. Peel and dice your onion.

Add it to a frying pan with some cooking oil

Add some coriander and cumin. Also add the curry powder.

How much you add will be according to your own personal taste.

Toasting the coriander and cumin is a great way to release the aroma. Make sure to toast them for at least five minutes

Next, add some garlic, fresh chilli and tomato.

Once the tomato has softened a bit, add the pepper and carrot. Cook or 10 minutes

Add salt and crushed black pepper

Add a tin of coconut milk, lower the heat and put the lid on.

When 1/3 of the coconut milk has been cooked up, add in your fish, skin-side down.

Put the lid back on and cook until the fish is soft.

Add the spinach and cook for an additional five minutes.

I like adding in my spinach last because I do not like wilted, mushy leaves.

Serve immediately on bed of rice, topped with fresh coriander leaves.


  • 250g of brown rice
  • I vegetable stock cube
  • Lemon juice
  • Milk


Bring the rice to the boil in 500ml of water with the stock cube added into the water

Cook the rice until it has softened. You may need to add more water, brown rice takes a little longer to cook than white rice, but the taste is so much better.

Once the rice has softened, add the juice of 1 lemon, or 30ml of lemon juice.

Add one cup of milk.

When the milk has completely absorbed into your rice, it is ready.

This is definitely an unusual way to cook rice, but I tried it once, and have never gone back to cooking rice in salt and water. Thank you Macedonia!

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