Rice and Curry Fish

This one took me by surprise, but nevertheless I just went with the flow and took out the photos for the recipe. As with all the recipes so far, this one is also simple to prepare. Normally when fish is curried it is just placed into the curry, like in the case of the cascadoo, but this is another way of currying that I’ve grown accustomed to. The fish is first fried, then a curry sauce is made, and the fish is placed in the sauce for a few minutes then served.

Rice and Curry Fish, trini cooking

I remember well, when I was younger, sometimes I didn’t like my fish “wet” in the curry; so my mother would put a slice aside for me. So if you’re like me, you could do the same…too besides you’re the one eating anyway :)
Even though food prices are sky rocketing here in Trinidad ( chicken went up again !), I believe that fish could become a healthier and more economic choice for households – or you could just eat less meat, ha ha !! If you’re a DIY kind of person you could even catch it yourself and make it a lime at the same time. Here’s Rice and Curry Fish.


1 cup rice

1 whole fish, sliced

1 onion

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp curry

2 medium sized potato

1/2 cup flour


salt to taste

green seasoning

oil for frying


Boil rice and set aside

Dust seasoned fish in flour

Fry until golden brown
mix 1 tbsp curry with 2tbsp water
Saute onions and garlic
Add curry mixture and simmer until it reaches a thick consistency.
Then add chopped potatoes.
Simmer until potatoes are cooked (about 8 – 10 mins). Add salt to taste.
Add fried fish to the sauce
Rice and Curry Fish
In my next post look out for Saltfish Accras. Hope you all are enjoying the recipes. Tell me what you think. :-)


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13 Responses to Rice and Curry Fish

  1. Sid August 6, 2008 at 4:33 am #

    Hello there,

    Interesting recipe and this is the first time I’ve come across Trini cooking! Thank you.


  2. Padilla August 6, 2008 at 6:51 am #

    Well Sid it’s a pleasure to have you at my site. I hope you visit again.

  3. Anto March 15, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    You need to make Stewed Fish now. Been looking here for a version to try.

  4. Felix March 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    Stew fish it is :-)

  5. Michelle August 2, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    This is EXACTLY how my mom makes it. Since they cook by hand now I have exact measurements and can do it myself. =)

  6. L'Shanda September 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Just made this, it was delicious and I added coconut milk.. Family loved it, thanks!

  7. Shen November 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Wow, deffo trying this today

  8. Vanessa February 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    I loveee your site! Im a student living abroad and these recipes help me recreate my mother’s and grandmothers great cooking! would starve without you! <3

    • Felix February 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Thank you Vanessa :)

  9. Katie October 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Hi! This looks great… at what point do you add the green seasoning? Or is it put on the fish?

    Thank you!!

    • Felix October 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

      You season the fish with it.

  10. Ny January 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

    Hi Felix, im very excited to try this recipe. I just have a quick question

    Between the two steps………..’Add curry mixture and simmer until it reaches a thick consistency.Then add chopped potatoes’ and ‘Simmer until potatoes are cooked (about 8 – 10 mins). Add salt to taste’………………it seems as though you added water. How much water would you advise adding?

    Thank you in advance :)

    • Felix February 1, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

      I would say about 1/4 cup. While simmering over low heat just adjust if you see the pot drying down.

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