Bring to a simmer, then lower heat and cook 10 minutes to thicken slightly. If you don't own a steamer, no problem. Add oil and swirl around, then gently place fish in the pan. Fish is done when the flesh turns firm and opaque and flakes easily. Discard lime leaves. Let fish fry at least 1 minute before turning or moving. Stir for one minute, then return the fish pieces to the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste, dried basil and the rest of the lime juice. The gentle steam cooks delicate fish fillets to tender perfection. garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Fry 1 to 3 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Add the peanuts and simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Cook it for 5 minutes when sauce starts to simmer and that’s it! Coconut and lime sauce. You still need to add coconut milk, oil, and other flavorings (fish sauce) to make a curry that you can buy at a Thai restaurant. Delicious and flavorful fish with coconut … Healthy doesn't get much easier or tastier than this tender steamed fish, topped with Thai coconut sauce, fried shallots and cilantro. Curry sauce is closer to the finished dish. Pour the coconut milk into a small saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat, stir in the lime zest and juice. Add the rest of the coconut milk, as well as the water, sugar, fish sauce, and lime leaves (if using). Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until fish has cooked through. It is made with water, curry paste, oil, coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar. Spoon the curry sauce over the top of the fish. Add remaining 2 tsp. Pour in the coconut milk and fish sauce. These ingredients are blended to make a thick paste. When the coconut milk reaches a gentle simmer, add the peanut butter, curry paste, fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, and garlic. Heat a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add Stir tomato paste into pan; cook 5 minutes more. When fish is cooked, just whisk full fat coconut milk with turmeric and pour it over the fish. Whisk and keep on high heat for 15 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Steaming is a simple, healthy cooking method that works especially well with fish.