Thursday, May 21, 2009

CEiMB - Thai Style Halibut with Coconut Curry Broth


This week's Craving Ellie in My Belly selection was chosen by Liz of The Not So Skinny Kitchen. We love Thai food, and I had a jar of red curry paste in the pantry that's been calling to me. I picked up a pound of halibut at Trader Joe's, and modified the vegetable selection to utilize the sugar snap peas and zucchini that came in this week's CSA box. I also used some homemade chicken stock from the freezer. I nestled the veggies in with the halibut so they could cook in the wonderfully spicy broth. It almost took longer to chop the shallots than it did to put together this dish. Served with brown rice, it was a delicious and satisfying weeknight dinner. I wasn't together enough to get a photo of this one when it was fully cooked or plated, but hopefully you get the idea. It was a huge hit! Even though I used less fish, I made the same amount of broth so I could stretch out the sauce and serve it with other proteins.

Be sure you check out Liz's blog for the recipe, or better yet, bring home the book we're cooking from, The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger. It's jam packed with great, healthier recipes like this one. 

10 comments:

applecrumbles said...

I like your veggie substitutions.
It looks great "swimming" in the sauce.

farah said...

Yum, i bet the snap peas were really good in this dish. Glad you enjoyed it, we did too :)

What's for Supper? said...

It looks great and the sauce looks much darker than mine turned out!

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

I love you vegetable add-ins. It looks really great. It makes me think I might actually enjoy this tonight.

Pamela said...

Thanks for the offer to send some curry to me! That's so thoughtful of you, but I'm on a mission to order other spices anyway. I really do appreciate it. :o) Your dish looks wonderful and I'm looking forward to trying this again.

Aggie said...

I like how you switched up the veggies, great idea! It was such a quick dish to make, I really enjoyed it! Yours looks great!

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

Agree with Farah about the snap peas above, excellent!

Just out of curiosity, how do you make you chicken stock/broth? I posted about mine last week and now I'm interested in what others think.

-- Nick

Marthe said...

What a great idea to use sugar snaps: it really adds a vibrant green colour to the curry.

This was a wonderful dish!!

Marthe said...

Oh, do try to fit in that Lemon Cake today: it's really good!!! If you like lemon, you'll love this cake!! The glaze is a tad sweet though, but since I have sweet tooth I don't mind ;)

Mary Ann said...

I love the veggies you added to this. It looks good. We loved it too!