Thursday 20 June 2013

Pineapple Fish Curry

A friend of mine, Kirsten, shared this unique Pineapple Fish Curry recipe on Facebook, that uses fresh pineapple juice instead of coconut milk to flavour the dish. Being a big fan of the fruit and using it in savoury dishes, it's one of those healthier recipes that I was keen to try out. 

Instead of a rich and creamy sauce, the pineapple juice makes a lighter and refreshing fruity curry base for the fish. The lingering taste of the pineapple goes well with fish and I love to eat the chunks of pineapple and other vegetables that have been stewed in the sauce. 

This is definitely one of those curries that gives the spicy kick but without the calories and guilt. Even my daughters enjoyed the dish very much. 

 Pineapple Fish Curry (Serves 4)

For the spice mix
  • Ready made curry paste 2 tbsp (You can reduce this if you want it less spicy)
  • Shallots 75 g
  • Pineapple cubes 230 g

For the curry
  • 1 tsp of oil 
  • 500 g of fish head or fillet 
  • 300 ml of stock or water
  • 180 g of cherry tomatoes (cut into halves or left whole)
  • 1 capsicum
  • 200 g of pineapple, cut into cubes
  • Fish sauce, salt to taste


1. For the spice mix, puree the shallots (75 g) and pineapple cubes (230 g) into a fine and smooth paste.
2. Wash the fish head/fillet, and marinate with salt.
3. Heat up 1 tsp of oil, and stir fry the curry paste till fragrant. Add in the blended shallots and pineapple mixture. Add in the water or stock and let it boil. 
4. Add in the fish and cover the pot. 
5. When the fish is almost cooked, add in the capsicum, cherry tomatoes and the remaining pineapple cubes and allow the vegetables to soften.
6. Season with fish sauce or salt, if desired.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Miss B from Everybody Eats Well in Flandersat this post.


  1. This sounds like a really healthy and tasty curry, thanks for sharing:-)

  2. I love the idea of pineapple and fish in one dish, so exotic :D


  3. Mmm... drooling. Look so delicous :)

  4. Looks delicious...
    Can i join you for dinner?

  5. Defintely a nice change from the usual pungent and heavy curries. I must try this one day.

  6. Looks delicious. A healthy change from the norm.

  7. Oh this is definitely delicious! I love the fruity taste of pineapple and the spicy taste of curry blended in perfectly!

  8. Pineapple in curry sounds refreshingly delicious ! Great alternative if you want a more lighter curry :)

  9. My husband is always asking me to cook fish but I find it too bland. This sounds like a good solution.

  10. What a colorful and flavorful dish!!! Looks delish!

  11. Wow! This is so mouthwatering! Looks so appetizing ! YUM!

  12. looks great! interesting to read about blending the pineapples to make the paste, it makes my mouth water when you mentioned pineapples curry :)

  13. This looks like a wonderful dish. Great flavors.

  14. Delicious .... I can have extra rice to go with this.

  15. Mich, this is certainly a very appetizing curry!

  16. Hi Mich,
    This is a fruity delicious looking curry! Must be very refreshing from the usual coconut milk curry! Yums! I love pineapples!

  17. Yummm... Love curry with pineapple. Sounds so really tempting.
    Happy weekend to you.

  18. Pineapple is such a lovely fruit to add to savoury dishes. Looks yummy!

  19. Pineapple rather than coconut is a refreshing change, Mich. It sure looks delicious. I really need to get more fish into our diets!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. Mich, will you be joining us for the Picnic Game this year? Here's the link to the Picnic Game post if you would like to "play."

    1. Hi Mich, I'm so sorry you won't be able to make the Picnic Game. Would it help any if you arrived late? Just let me know. We would LOVE for you to bring the letter Y even if it is a bit late:)

  20. Hungry looking at your pineapple fish curry,,yumyum

  21. A very healthy and flavourful fish curry, Mich.

  22. I love to make curry - it such a quick and healthy meal. This one looks very unique and tasty! I always like pineapple.

  23. Hi Mich, your pineapple fish curry look so inviting. I sure need 2 plates of rice. LOL

    Best regards.

  24. Hi Mich,

    This fish curry sounds more like the Thai version with lots of tangy pineapple taste. Being a health freak, I simply adore this healthy substitution :D


  25. Hi Mich,
    Thanks for sharing your pineapple fish curry, looks absolutely delicious! I was also thinking of making pineapple prawn curry, but alas, couldn't make it in time for the curry event. Would have to admire your pineapple fish curry instead :)