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fish in coconut milk

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

I first tried this simple, elegant dish several years ago, after spotting it in an old (1960's) cooking magazine. This mild treatment of fish is a tasty alternative for those who enjoy fish, but prefer to stay away from fried foods or heavy sauces.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fish in coconut milk

  • 2 lb
    mild white fish fillets
  • 1/2 c
    fine bread crumbs
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 and 1/2 c
    canned coconut milk (or to cover)
  • chopped fresh parsley

How To Make fish in coconut milk

  • 1
    Dampen fish fillets with water; coat with a mixture of the bread crumbs and paprika.
  • 2
    Brown fillets on both sides in melted butter.
  • 3
    Bring coconut milk to a boil and pour evenly over fish to cover. Simmer gently for 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through. Sprinkle generously with minced parsley; serve.