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Grilled Chilean Sea Bass with Mango Curry

Tonight's dinner was my second mystery box.

Our made-up rules for the mystery box are:
1. I can use anything in the mystery box, all or some.
2. I can use anything in the pantry, fridge, or freezer at home.
3. I have 1 hour to cook and serve.
4. I must prepare a meal that fits the time of day, such as dinner at dinner time.

Here's what I got.

Coconut milk, coconut juice, a whole coconut, Asian eggplant, mango, carrots, figs, and a Chilean sea bass fillet.

I added from the "home stores" olive oil, limes, mint, curry paste, bell pepper, jasmine rice, plus kaffir lime leaves, potatoes and seasonings that aren't shown here.

I made a lime mint vinaigrette to marinate the fish in after removing the scales. I later grilled the fish.

I made curry with the coconut milk, carrots, potatoes, red bell pepper, mango, lime juice, red curry paste, and a splash of fish sauce.

The fish took longer to cook than I wanted it to.  Fish always takes twice as long as it should for me. …