Turmeric Caramel Fish

Serves 4-6 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 10 minutes   Rated:

In Vietnam I was introduced to several fish sauce caramel dishes, including a fish sauce coffee. I don't drink coffee, but was so fascinated by what this would be that I had a taste. It was stunning, a lot like unchurned caramel ice cream. (Watch this space for a Fish Sauce Caramel Coffee Ice-Cream, coming soon!)

So full of Vietnamese flavours and ideas, I made this after returning home and it was just yummo! I didn't get an awesome pic as we are losing light earlier as winter approaches, but you get the idea. You can use any fish, I think this caramel would go very well with other proteins as well. (I am pretty sure I will be making it again and using it in another way!)

Then there are the health benefits of turmeric of course. If you needed an excuse to make this dish...you're welcome!

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Place the turmeric into the Thermomix bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl.


Add all remaining caramel ingredients and cook 8 min/Varoma/speed 1/spatter guard.


Blend caramel 10 sec/speed 7. Set aside. (Clean bowl and lid immediately so as not to stain them with the turmeric.)


Salt the fish and then pan fry with a little EVOO, until golden on both sides.


Serve with rice, snow peas, sliced onion, fresh herbs and loads of sauce. I found this sauce was enough for easily 6 pieces of fish, so depends on how hungry your diners are.

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