Thai-Style Ocean Perch Curry

Ocean perch (Sebastes marinus, Sebastes mentella) fillets cooked with a delicious blend of coconut milk and red curry paste.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: acadian redfish, curry, fish, ocean perch, redfish, Sebastes marinus, Sebastes mentella, thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 299kcal


  • 4 4/6 oz Ocean Perch Fillets cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 Eggs
  • 16 Green Beans cut into 2 inch strips
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 4 tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 1 Thai Chili Pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Basil or Cilantro for garnish


  • Pat dry the perch fillets. Cut the fillets into 2 inch pieces and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Separate the eggs and reserve the yolks for another use. Place the egg whites in a shallow bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper and whisk with a fork.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add a tablespoon of oil.
  • Dip fillets one by one into the egg white coating them well. Place gently into the hot oil and fry for about a minute on each side. Do in batches making sure to never crowd the pan. Repeat the process until all the fish is cooked and slightly curled.
  • Add remaining oil to the same pan and add onions. Saute until golden brown. About 5 minutes.
  • Now add the red curry paste and saute it for 5 to 8 minutes. Then add the coconut milk, green beans and birdseye pepper. If the sauce seems to be too thick, add some water to loosen it up and let it come to a gentle simmer.
  • Add the fish fillets back into the sauce. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 more minutes.
  • Transfer to serving dish and sprinkle fresh cilantro leaves or basil and serve the red fish curry with flavorful Jasmine rice.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2642IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg
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