Turmeric Fish

35 minutes


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


  • Step 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.

  • Step 2

    Fold in the finely chopped coriander root.

  • Step 3

    Add the fish fillet and coat well.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 5

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

  • Step 6

    Serve immediately with your choice salad or vegetables.

  • Step 7

    Vegetarians can use organic silken tofu or tempeh in place of the fish.