Recipe: tilapia coconut curry from The Lemur House

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Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 00:00

Prisca Bakare, of Madagascan catering group The Lemur House, shares her recipe for a very simple coconut fish curry.

‘Coconut fish curry is a very simple dish to cook. Back in Madagascar we normally use a whole tilapia fish but for this menu I have chosen the fillet version because it's easier to eat and has fewer bones. Fresh food is the key.’

tilapia cocunut curry

Africa Utopia - Tilapia Coconut Curry - The Lemur House
This recipe serves two
  • 2 whole tilapia fish that have been filleted. 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lemon (optional)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tin coconut milk 
  • black pepper
  • rice



  1. Cut the fillet into strips
  2. Marinate the fish with the curry powder, salt, ginger, garlic, black pepper and oil
  3. Dice your onion and fry it with the fish for 3 minutes 
  4. Add the coconut milk 
  5. Cook it for a further 10 minutes on a low heat
  6. Drizzle some lemon juice on top to serve with rice




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