Thai Chu Chee Curry Fish


Recipe: Thai Chu Chee Curry Fish

Summary: Thai Fish Chu Chee Curry or ” Chu Chee Pla” in Thai. This curry recipe comes from south of Thailand.


  • 1) 1/2 Lb. haddock ( white fish like tuna, sea bass or red snapper)
  • 2) 1 cup coconut milk (keep 1 Tbsp for garnish)
  • 3) 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 4) 1 tsp palm sugar
  • 5) 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 6) 1/8 tsp white pepper powder
  • 7) 1 cup Thai sweet basil
  • 8) 4 fresh chilies for garnish
  • 9) 1 Tbsp canola oil


  1. In a wok or large frypan, over high heat, fry fish using most of the vegetable oil, until golden on one side. It will take about five minutes.
  2. Lower heat and, using tongs, gently turn fish over.
  3. Turn up heat again and cook until golden. Using tongs again, lift fish gently onto a serving plate.
  4. In the wok, gently stir-fry the curry-paste and lime leaves in remaining tablespoon of oil.
  5. Add coconut milk and fish sauce. Simmer for about five minutes.
  6. Add sugar and simmer for another five minutes.
  7. Taste to see if extra coconut milk, fish sauce, or sugar is required.
  8. Pour sauce over fish and garnish with cilantro and chopped chili peppers.

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