Fast Recipes

Roast ocean trout with chilli-turmeric paste

Time to fire up your fish dinner.
Over-the-top image of round metal frying pan, with pink ocean trout coated in a red chilli paste and drizzled with yoghurt.James Moffatt

Give your roast fish a powerful kick of flavour and heat with this vibrant spice paste of chilli, lemongrass, turmeric and coriander seeds. This is a versatile paste that works well spread any other firm fish or chicken, then roasted; you could also use it to coat prawns, and then stir-fry them with Thai basil. Plus, it’s also a good base for a quick curry.


Spice paste


1.Preheat oven to 240°C. For spice paste, using a hand-blender, blitz ingredients with a pinch of salt until smooth.
2.Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add spice paste and stir until lightly roasted (1-2 minutes), then set aside to cool.
3.Spread spice paste over fish and bake until just cooked through (8 minutes for medium-rare). To finish, drizzle fish with coconut cream and squeezed lime juice. Serve with rice.

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