Victor Protasio
Active Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 6 oz. cod, 1 cup vegetables, and 3/4 cup broth)

Mildly spicy Thai red curry paste adds a deliciously aromatic flavor and a gorgeous pink hue to the coconut milk broth. Cooking the bok choy separately while the cod poaches in the curry keeps it bright green and crisp-tender. Change it up with halibut steaks or even a couple pounds of mussels.

If you can't find baby bok choy, thinly sliced white or green chard is a great substitute. Serve with a crusty whole-grain baguette or roll to soak up the extra sauce and a crisp glass of Riesling.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat canola oil in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high. Add shallots, ginger, and garlic; cook, stirring often, until shallots are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in curry paste, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in wine, and cook until liquid almost evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes. Add coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the mixture comes just to a simmer, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 2

Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt over fish; place fillets in a single layer in simmering liquid in Dutch oven. Cover and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, 7 to 9 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add bok choy; cook, stirring often, until browned and tender, about 6 minutes.

Step 4

Using a spatula, transfer fish to 4 bowls. Ladle broth evenly over fish; add bok choy. Garnish with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

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