Fish Curry - Obachan's Version -This is what I improvised today: Fish curry with horse mackerel and eggplants. I just wanted to use some – maybe half -- of the frozen horse mackerel fillets sitting in my freezer. In a sense, those fish fillets are the evidence of how often I got frustrated in the last couple of months. (You know that I gut /fillet fish when I get frustrated … or bake sweets.) Anyway, I felt like trying something I’ve never tried before with the fillets, so when I saw a photo of Thai fish curry on the net, I told myself, “Yeah, this is it!”
But I didn’t follow the recipe at all… I only had about 1/3 of the ingredients that was called for. So this fish curry was just the mixture of all I could find in my kitchen: horse mackerel, eggplants, tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, chili pepper, cumin, curry powder mix, salt& pepper, chicken stock, and coconut milk. I did find fish sauce in my fridge, but its expiration date was… no, I can’t tell this to the world.
So I don’t think this deserves a name “Thai curry.” People in Thailand would probably get mad at me. This is obachan’s stress-induced fish curry. That’s what it is. :P But to my surprise, it wasn't bad at all. I might try this dish once in a while… to prevent my freezer from being fully occupied with frozen fish fillets.
WARNING! Obachan’s another ill-thought project is going to take place this weekend. Be very afraid ;)