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Cheats' Goan mackerel curry

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
From Saturday Kitchen
Make the most of mackerel: you’re just six easy steps away from a fabulous Indian fish supper.


  1. Cook off the curry paste in a pan with the oil.

  2. Throw in the mackerel steaks and completely cover with paste.

  3. Add the coriander stalks to the pan with the red onion and cook for a moment or two.

  4. Add the lime zest and juice and the coconut milk.

  5. On a medium heat, simmer for 15 minutes, turning the mackerel a few times.

  6. Serve with rice.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Madras curry paste
  • 2 mackerel, cut across into 4-5 steaks
  • small bunch coriander, stalks chopped, leaves to sprinkle
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 limes, zest and juice only
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • rice, boiled, to serve

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