Cape Malay Seafood Curry Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3 servings


  • 1 pound firm, thick white fish fillet (like cod or haddock)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled shelled
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced (or 1/8 teaspoon dry, ground ginger)
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced or 1 (16 ounces) can of diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 teaspoon mild curry powder (not hot)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground fennel seeds 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large pinch ground cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
How to cook Cape Malay Seafood Curry:
  • Cut the fish into 1-inch pieces and peel the shrimp. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan. Fry the onion over medium­high heat, until golden brown, 4­5 min. Stir in the garlic and ginger. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, diced potatoes, seasonings (except salt), and water. Stir to mix in the spices.
  • Simmer the mixture, covered, over medium heat for 15-­20 minutes, until the potatoes are very tender.
  • Add the salt and mix well. Add the fish and shrimp and stir. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, until the seafood is opaque and cooked through.
  • Serve the Cape Malay Seafood Curry over steamed white rice.
  • Enjoy!
Cape Malay Seafood Curry recipe
Cape Malay Seafood Curry recipe


Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 55 mins

The Cape Malay Seafood Curry recipe very simple to cook and very tasty too!

This recipe for Cape Malay Seafood Curry serves/makes: 2 - 3 servings

The Cape Malay Seafood Curry recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Seafood Mix (more Seafood Mix recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: African (more African recipes)

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