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A Thai inspired hamachi appetizer with a coconut milk, lemongrass and lime juice vinaigrette.
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5 from 3 votes

Hamachi with  Coconut Green Curry Vinaigrette

An incredibly delicious and incredibly easy appetizer!!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 353kcal


  • 5 Tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp. green curry paste
  • 1 stalk fresh lemongrass
  • 1 14 oz. can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup dry white wine such as a sauvignon blanc
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp. red hawaiian salt optional
  • 8 oz. fresh sushi grade hamachi or sushi grade ahi tuna


  • 1.Heat 1 Tbsp. of canola oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat until oil is hot. Add onion and saute until soft and translucent - about 8 minutes. If starting to brown, reduce heat.
  • Add the garlic, curry paste and lemongrass and continue to cook for about 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk and the wine, scraping the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer and cook until reduced by ½, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and remove from heat. Let cool about 15 minutes. Remove the lemongrass and discard.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender and blend. Add 2 Tbsp. lime juice and blend until smooth, about 1 more minute. On low speed, add remaining canola oil in a slow, steady stream and process until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Thinly slice the yellowtail and drizzle with sauce.


Vinaigrette can be made 1 day ahead - cover and refrigerate To serve - thinly slice hamachi and overlap slices on a small plate. Drizzle vinaigrette over fish and garnish with lime zest and red hawaiian salt. Note: I used scallop shells to serve the hamachi. To steady the shells, pour a few tablespoons of salt on a small plate and place the shell on top.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1845IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg