This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Martin Gillespie



(08) 9417 5544

(08) 9417 5544

0412 684 995

22 Gwilliam Drive
Bibra Lake WA 6163

Your home is a personal expression of the life. So when you’re building a new home, it pays to work with an award-winning builder who shares your vision. At Peter Stannard Homes they have always been a leader and style-maker in the premium home market. Now they continue to evolve with a collection of fresh new contemporary classic homes that reflect the lifestyle aspirations of today’s discerning homeowners. Today Peter Stannard was kind enough to let us use one of his magnificent display homes to cook up today’s dish.

Thai Fish & Salad

Recipe by Martin Gillespie Retro Chef
Limes and Melville Seafood

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6  to 8 people


4 180gm fresh fish fillets (sword fish, salmon, snapper or cod will do)
1 tbsp green Thai curry paste.   Olive oil.

Lemon grass and coconut sauce
2 stalks of lemon grass hearts - Bend or bruised to extract flavour.
1 cm fresh ginger crushed
½ red chilli chopped
1 tbsp grape seed oil
½ punnet Cherrie tomato cut in half
½ cup chicken stock
1 tin 440gm coconut milk or cream
½ cup coriander leaves


Dry off fresh fish with kitchen paper.  Spread each piece of fish with a little curry paste and olive oil and rub it into the fish, set aside to marinate for 5 minutes.   

Preparation of sauce
1.    In a fry pan combine all above ingredients.
2.    Turn to high heat and bring to the boil.
3.    Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until to a thick sauce consistency.

Add fish to sauce mix for about 3- 5 minutes (depending on thickness of pieces) and then remove Lemon Grass stalks before 'plating-up'  with fresh green salad and a couple of slices of Turkish bread or Flat bread.

Retro Chef Function Centre
22 Gwilliam Drive
Bibra Lake 9417 5544

Wine match - Oakover Merlot
A bit unusual but the spicy Merlot goes well with this dish. These wines can be purchased from their cellar door in the Swan Valley. Ask your local independent liquor store for Oakover Wines - i.e. Liquor Barons, Western Cellars & Thirsty Camel...
Priced around $13 per bottle.