Today was my first day back on the bike after about 4 months of not being able to do anything. I’ve been on rest for a bum ankle and its finally getting better. After a final go ahead from the doc for light biking, I hit the gym at lunch today. By end of day I felt like my hips were being ripped off and I have rediscovered all my thigh muscles. Who knew there were so many that could be so irritated. 

I was totally unsure of what to make for supper tonight. I hadn’t defrosted any meat, was sore, and wasn’t feeling inspired in any way. So while sitting in the living room, waiting for the Tylenol to kick in, I did what anyone does these days and perused Facebook. And low and behold I saw a recipe for red curry shrimp by Mario Batali that would fit the bill of a quick and easy supper. 

I made a couple changes, making it red curry fish instead of shrimp, as well as keeping it low carb. I think next time I’d definitely add a bit less soy sauce. Its salty, which I like, but I can see it being way too much for most people. I also used a package of Shirataki noodles for some noodle texture, but keeping it low carb.


Red Curry Fish


  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup sambal oelek hot sauce
  • 2 pounds basa fillets cut into large cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 small onion chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 package Shirataki rinsed well


  • In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, sambal hot sauce, 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and curry paste.
  • In a large frying pan, heat a tablespoon or so of avocado oil and a tablespoon of the sesame oil.
  • Once hot, add the curry paste mix, stirring frequently, and fry for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add the onion and let fry for about a minute.
  • Add the fish and gently toss to coat with the curry mix. Let fry for a couple minutes, gently tossing.
  • Add the coconut milk and soy sauce, and let simmer at a boil until the fish has cooked through.
  • Add the noodles (I kind of sprinkled in vs. dumping in one big blob), and let simmer for another minute.
  • Serve (at this point if you like cilantro, sprinkle some on top before serving)


Adapted from Mario Batali
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