Homemade Creamy Coconut Curry Sauce for Fried Fish, Chicken or Sandwich

Coffee and Vanilla


for the sauce

200g bar of creamed coconut
2 large – 4 small tomatoes (chopped coarsely)
1 onion (chopped)
2 tbs Caribbean mild curry powder
½ lemon juice
2 Maggi cubes (4g each) or salt to taste
½ cup of hot water

for the white fish fried in butter

600g white fish fillets (if from frozen, defrosted), chicken breast can be used optionally
plain flour
unsalted butter to fry or oil
sea salt – optional

1 kg new baby potatoes
fresh dill (chopped)


small saucepan for the sauce
non-stick frying pan to fry fish or chicken
hand blender


In a small saucepan place all ingredients for the sauce and simmer until tomatoes are soft and coconut melted, blend and leave aside.

Pat dry fish or chicken (make sure breast is not too thick so it will cook properly), deep in flour and place on hot frying pan with melted butter. Fry for couple of minutes on each side, with chicken it can take a little longer.

Serve topped with coconut cream and some boiled baby potatoes sprinkled with dill.

Serve 4 people.

  • Optionally you can use this sauce to cook chicken in it (especially chicken breast).
  • This recipe make much more sauce than needed for 4 people but you can use it cold as a paste / sauce for the sandwich, perfect with chicken ham and fresh baguette.

Your thoughts…

  1. Great for a chicken or tofu satay. I don’t add tomato in mine. Does it bring a little acidity to the sauce or is it just for color?

    Check out my version at http://www.phamfatale.com/id_49/title_Vegetarian-Thai-Tofu-Satay-with-Peanut-Sauce/

  2. Sounds and looks YUM! I don’t have access to bars of creamed coconut, though. Do you think a can of coconut milk would work instead?

  3. Jackie – your recipe is delicious. And yes, tomatoes make is a little sour. I have another recipe for coconut sauce with coriander and peppers, I will post it maybe tonight… now I’m off to the baby party with my daughter ;)

    Abigail – creamed coconut bar is like thick coconut milk, you can porobably skip water and use coconut milk from the tin or maybe you can find coconut milk powder… 1½ cup of powder replaces 1 bar of creamed coconut.

  4. i have never heard of bars of coconut. how intresting.

  5. Looks delicious, Margot!

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