Traditional South African recipe for Cape Malay Fish Curry, served with spiced yellow rice

1 Tbsp (15 ml) oil
2 Tbsp (30 ml) Clover Springbok butter
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp (15 ml) finely grated fresh ginger
1 Tbsp (15 ml) medium curry paste
1 Tbsp (15 ml) ground cumin
2 t (10 ml) ground coriander
2 t (10 ml) turmeric
1 x 410 g tin diced tomatoes
1½ c (375 ml) water
750 g firm white fish fillets, cut into large cubes
100 g cherry tomatoes
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 handful, baby spinach leaves, optional
½ c (125 ml) Clover cream
2 Tbsp (30 ml) fresh coriander leaves

Yellow rice:
200 g parboiled rice
1 c (250 ml) water
1 c (250 ml) Clover Krush 6 Fruits and Fibre juice
2 t (10 ml) turmeric
¼ c (60 ml) sultanas
5 cardamom pods, bruised
3 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp (45 ml) Clover Farmstyle butter

How to

Cape Malay fish curry:
Heat the oil and butter in a pan or potjie and gently fry the onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes, or until softened. Add the ginger, curry paste, cumin, ground coriander and turmeric and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Stir in the diced tomatoes, water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Carefully add the fish fillets and cherry tomatoes and season well with salt and pepper.

Cover with a lid and gently cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the baby spinach leaves, if using, cream and fresh coriander. Stir gently, and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the fish is cooked and the spinach leaves have just wilted. Serve at once with the yellow rice.

Yellow rice:
Place all of the ingredients, except for the butter, in a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is just

tender. Drain off any excess liquid. Season to taste and stir the butter through the rice.

Recipe extracted from Clover Favourite Braai Recipes, available in English and Afrikaans from leading retailers. A percentage of the book’s profits will be donated to the Clover Mama Afrika Project, a charity initiative that empowers South African women to care for their communities.

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