Want to make something similar to "Fish Curry" but all I have is coconut milk and no curry

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I have tilapia and wanted to make a sauce for it, something similar to fish curry. 

I have a can of coconut milk but no curry. Can I mix that with tomato sauce or something?

I also have the regular spices garlic powder,black pepper..

Any ideas?
 
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Thank you for your response!

Nothing in particular to be honest. Preferably something similar to how they make it in the islands, I am from the Caribbeans and I remember my mom making a lot of "Pescado con Coco" which stands for Fish with coconut, I asked her the recipe but she said all I truly needed was coconut milk. 

Perhaps I am confusing it with something else, I think Fish curry is probably something different compared to fish with coconut milk/sauce? 
 
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I actually just found a recipe very similar it states:

Pretty easy too! Not sure if this is considered the same as curry because it contains no curry.. I must have been mistaking it, sorry for the pointless thread..hehe hope this helps someone
  • 2 libs. de pescado fresco (carite, mero, chillo) - Fish
  • 1 taza de aceite - Oil
  • 2 taza de leche de coco, - Coconut Milk
  • 3 cucharadas de salsa de tomate, - Tomato sauce
  • 1 ramo de cilantro, - Cilantro
  • 1 cebolla, - Onion
  • 4 dientes de ajo, - Garlic
  • 1cucharadita de sal, - Salt
  • 1cucharadita de orégano en polvo. -Oregano
 
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You mentioned tomato sauce, do you have any fresh tomatoes? Chilies or cayenne? Cumin? Cilantro?
 
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Curry powder or curry paste is not used in all curries, curry is more a style than an ingredient, if that makes any sense.
 
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No fresh tomatoes, yes to cumin,cilantro and cayenne. Ahh that makes a lot of sense, thank you so much for clearing that up for me. I am not to familiar with the word curry to be honest and what you mentioned makes it easier to understand as far as how it's used in different dishes.
 
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Are you going with the recipe that you found and if so please get back to us and let us know how it turns out? Are you from the Dominican Republic? I used to live in the British Virgin Islands, also have traveled a lot in the Caribbean.
 
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Yes, will give that recipe a try and may add some ingredients of my own. 

I am half Puerto Rican/Dominican but currently living in the states, no one in my area seemed to know much about it. Seems like this Fish with coconut milk is cooked often in D.R and in the islands. Will post the results and how it turns out once I am done..hopefully my husband likes it! :)
 

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