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
  1. 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  2. 1/4 cup fish sauce
  3. 1/4 cup sambal oelek hot sauce
  4. 2 pounds basa fillets, cut into large cubes
  5. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  6. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  7. 1/2 tablespoon ginger paste
  8. 1 small onion, chopped fine
  9. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  10. 1(14-ounce) can coconut milk
  11. 1 package Shirataki, rinsed well
  1. In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, sambal hot sauce, 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and curry paste.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat a tablespoon or so of avocado oil and a tablespoon of the sesame oil.
  3. Once hot, add the curry paste mix, stirring frequently, and fry for a minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the onion and let fry for about a minute.
  5. Add the fish and gently toss to coat with the curry mix. Let fry for a couple minutes, gently tossing.
  6. Add the coconut milk and soy sauce, and let simmer at a boil until the fish has cooked through.
  7. Add the noodles (I kind of sprinkled in vs. dumping in one big blob), and let simmer for another minute.
  8. Serve (at this point if you like cilantro, sprinkle some on top before serving)
Adapted from Mario Batali
Adapted from Mario Batali
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