Joe Wicks Goan fish curry recipe

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Joe Wicks Goan fish curry is cooked in 10 minutes and serves two.

Joe Wicks Goan fish curry
(Image credit: Maja Smend)
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories684 Kcal34%
Sugar11.8 g13%
Fat44.8 g64%
Saturated Fat36.2 g181%
Salt0.49 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein50.6 g101%
Carbohydrates21.6 g8%
Salt0.49 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Joe Wicks Goan fish curry is quick and easy to cook with only three steps in the method. 

In Joe’s one words: “You don’t need to go to India to enjoy a good curry. This recipe is surprisingly easy, but tastes incredible.” The paste for this recipe can be made ahead and in bulk so you can use it as a flavoursome base to soups and pasta sauces for the rest of the week. 


  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3cm ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 green chilli, roughly chopped – remove the seeds if you don’t like it hot
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 x 400ml tin of full-fat coconut milk
  • 500g haddock fillet, skinned and cut into large chunks
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ bunch of coriander, leaves only, roughly chopped




  1. Blitz the garlic, ginger, chilli and tomatoes in a food processor until smooth, then leave to one side.
  2. Melt the oil in a wok or large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Throw in the onion and fry for 2 minutes, stirring regularly. Sprinkle in the garam masala and cumin and fry, stirring continuously, for 30 seconds. Pour in the blitzed ingredients and bring to the boil before pouring in the coconut milk. Return to the boil again, then let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the haddock pieces to the curry, and bring back to a simmer. Cook the fish for about 3 minutes, or until it is just cooked through. Stir in the lime juice and coriander, then serve.

Top tips for making Joe Wicks Goan fish curry

According to the Body Coach himself, “this is a good meal to batch-cook and freeze when you’re prepping like a boss”. Allow it to cool completely before transferring to freezer bags or containers and make sure you defrost before reheating thoroughly. 

Can I make Joe Wicks Goan fish curry less spicy?

Joe says: “Remove the seeds [from the chilli] if you don’t like it hot.” You can also omit the chilli completely if you prefer. Finely chop half a green pepper instead. 

What can I use instead of fish?

Joe says: “If you’re not fond of fish, you could always use 250g of skinless chicken breast fillet instead.”

What should I serve with Joe Wicks Goan fish curry?

This curry would work nicely with some steamed jasmine rice but if you prefer, rice noodles are a quick and tasty choice too. 

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“In any recipe that calls for haddock you can swap in your favourite white fish. Cod, hake and pollock are all good options. Prawns and monkfish would make a great fancy alternative if you’re cooking this for a dinner party.” 

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For more tasty, healthy recipe inspiration, grab yourself a copy of Joe’s first best-selling cookbook. There’s loads of recipes and tips on how to eat more, exercise less, and lose fat. 

Lean in 15 recipes are a life saver for any busy family that need quick and tasty meal inspiration. If you like this curry, try Joe Wicks chickpea curry or for something a little different, cook Wagamama's katsu curry recipe instead.

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks aka ‘The Body Coach’ rose to fame after his Instagram videos started to go viral. With 15-minute recipes and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts to do at home, Joe quickly became one of the most followed personal trainers in the country.

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