Coconut Fish

    40 minutes

    Here's a very simple way to cook fish and give it a tropical taste. It's best to use a blander fish, like tilapia, that will really absorb the flavours.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 4 white fish fillets
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) coconut milk

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat the oil in a frypan over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the garlic is lightly browned and the onion is glossy, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the fish; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and stir; cover again and cook until the coconut milk appears oily, about 10 minutes.

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    Yummy and Easy!!!! Would be great with Jasmine Rice. I added fresh grated ginger and about 1 Tablespoon brown sugar.  -  13 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I loved it! Of course I had to add some additional seasonings (garlic, cayenne pepper and lemon pepper) but it was good... also added some cilantro and squeezed some lemon as well..yummm!!!  -  02 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Another 5 stars because my family really enjoyed how the catfish was cooked in this recipe. The only change I made was instead of using cooking oil I used butter. Just a personnel preference over cooking oil for this recipe. Not having used coconut milk for much cooking this was a delightfully light, aromatic and delicious fish recipe. I paired with a Trader Joe's Harvest Grains and frozen peas. Yum! This one is in the recipe box  -  14 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)