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Ginger and tumeric fish

Many people are a bit tentative of cooking fish, trust me there is no need to be afraid. Fish offers a light and easy to digest protein as well as being devilishly flavored with spices.

Ingredients (SERVES 2)

1 tablespoon grated fresh galangal or ginger – I used galangal 1 tablespoon turmeric, grated 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil generous pinch of ground black pepper 2 x 200 g pieces white fish fillets (wild snapper or any white fish of your choice) 1 lime 1 bunch coriander – leaves and stalk finally chopped 1/4 cup water or coconut water (if braising)


  1. Combine ginger, turmeric, garlic, tamari, lime juice and olive oil in a bowl. For a smoother paste, I love using my mortar which combines the ingredients perfectly.

  2. Fold in the finely chopped coriander root.

  3. Add the fish fillet and coat well.

  4. Wrap the fish individually using baking paper, foil or banana leaf. Make sure it is really well sealed into a lovely neat little pocket.

  5. Steam the fish for 10 minutes until cooked through and remove from the heat.

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