Barramundi with coconut curry sauce

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Appears in
A Taste of Australia: The Bathers Pavilion Cookbook

By Victoria Alexander and Genevieve Harris

Published 1995

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The fish is best cooked in a steamer, but ifyou do not have a steamer, you can grill or pan-fry it. This dish can also be made with any firm-fleshed white fish, such as blue-eye cod or snapper.


Spice Paste

  • 2 brown (yellow) onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 lemon grass stalks


TO MAKE SPICE PASTE, peel and roughly chop the onions, garlic, lemon grass, galangal, ginger and turmeric. Roughly chop the chilli peppers. Shred the lime leaves. Place all of these, plus the shrimp paste, in a food processor or blender (in batches) and process until you have a smooth paste. You can add a little water if necessary.

TO MAKE SAUCE, heat the oil in a saucepan