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Sweet and Sour Rhubarb Fish Curry with Bananas and Turmeric

by Adina 20/04/2016 6 comments

Rhubarb Fish Curry

Here is another rhubarb recipe, perfect for the season and this time is not something sweet. I admit, the most common way for us to eat rhubarb is in a sweet way, but each time I try a savory dish including rhubarb, I am actually thinking I should be doing it more often. This dish, like any other rhubarb dish, is somewhat sweet, the natural sourness of rhubarb must be balanced with some sugar, so be prepared for a sweet-sour taste explosion.

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It is (for me) a quite uncommon dish, but I love all these contrasting flavors and textures, the fish is tender, the rhubarb is sour, the sauce is sweet and creamy. And there is another secret ingredient, something one would not expect to find in a savory dish: bananas. After adding quite a lot of sugar, I felt the dish to be still too sour. I really didn’t want to throw even more sugar in the curry, so I kept looking around the kitchen, thinking what else I could use and then I saw the bananas. They were pretty ripe, so quite sweet, and I just mashed one and stirred it in the sauce, without expecting too much. But it worked so well, in my opinion, any further sugar addition was unnecessary, the sauce was creamier and the light banana taste was a perfect fit to the rhubarb and fish.

So, be prepared, it is unusual, but it is delicious, I loved every spoonful of it.

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Rhubarb Fish Curry

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Ingredients
  • 600 g/ 1.3 pounds pollock filets
  • 600 g/ 1.3 pounds pollock filets
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 250 g/ 8.8 oz rhubarb
  • 250 g/ 8.8 oz rhubarb
  • 1 heaped tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 heaped tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 thumb-size piece of turmeric or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 thumb-size piece of turmeric or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4-6 teaspoons coconut sugar (or regular), to taste
  • 4-6 teaspoons coconut sugar (or regular), to taste
  • 250 ml/ 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 250 ml/ 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 200 ml/ scant 1 cup heavy cream
  • 200 ml/ scant 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 small bunch parsley
  • 1 small bunch parsley
  • salt and white pepper
  • salt and white pepper
  • rice to serve
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the fish filets, cut them into bite-size pieces, place in a bowl, add the lemon juice, some salt and white pepper. Cover and place in the fridge, while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Chop the onion and garlic cloves finely but keep them separated. Clean and chop the rhubarb into thin slices, about 1 cm/ 0.4 inch thick. Grate the turmeric finely.
  3. Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet (or a non-stick pan). Cook the onions until translucent, add the garlic and stir for another minute or so. Add the rhubarb, turmeric and curry paste and cook gently for about 3 minutes. Add the sugar and the vegetable broth, some salt and pepper. Stir well, then add the heavy cream. Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.
  4. Mash one of the bananas and cut the other one into small cubes. Add them to the pot together with the fish and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Adjust the taste with more salt, pepper and sugar if you find it necessary. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped parsley.
  5. Serve immediately with rice.

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6 comments

Monica 20/04/2016 - 13:36

Wow! I am a total rhubarb novice and this is so intriguing. Never had I thought of using it in a savory way. This has got to have such great notes of flavor bouncing around! Sounds great.

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[email protected]'s Recipes 20/04/2016 - 18:25

Rhubarb and banana in a fish curry…This is a very interesting and new combo for me!

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Chris Scheuer 20/04/2016 - 22:20

You have a lot of fun in the kitchen and are very creative!! Never would have dreamed of this combination.

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marcela 22/04/2016 - 02:11

I’m sucha s cuker for curry! Love your recipe! It’s so unique! Gonna give it a try soon!

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Bronwyn 11/07/2018 - 08:54

This is amazing! Such a great inspiration for finding flavours. I added some sweet potato and cauliflower and used coconut cream instead and it worked beautifully.
Thanks

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Adina 11/07/2018 - 11:55

It sounds great! I am glad somebody tried this recipe, we love it too. Sweet potatoes and cauliflower sound delicious!

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