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Whiting fillets poached in a coconut milk, basil and tomato broth

Whiting fillets poached in a coconut milk, basil and tomato broth

ServesServes 4

Ingredients

3cm piece fresh ginger
1 brown onion
1 large red chilli
2 tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
350ml fish stock
600ml coconut milk
pinch ground white pepper
2 teaspoons fish sauce
600g whiting fillets
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
steamed rice

Method

  1. Peel and roughly chop the ginger and onion
  2. Roughly chop the chilli and tomatoes
  3. Wash and dry the basil and coriander leaves
  4. Place the ginger, onion, chilli, tomatoes, basil and coriander leaves in a food processor or blender with a little of the fi sh stock
  5. Process until you have a fi ne paste
  6. The paste is not strained from the broth so it is important that you do not have any large pieces in it
  7. Place the paste in a large saucepan and add the coconut milk and any remaining fi sh stock
  8. Bring it to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes
  9. Taste and season with pepper and fi sh sauce as desired
  10. Check the fi sh for any bones and slice into 2-3cm pieces
  11. Add the fi sh to the broth and cook for 4-5 minutes until fi sh is cooked
  12. To serve, portion the fi sh and broth between large bowls, garnish with the basil and coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice
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