Coconut Fish

My recipes might sound complicated, as I have been hearing lately. So, here I am with one of the quickest and simplest recipes for you. To cook up some delicious fish, all you need is frozen peas in your freezer and a can of Coconut milk in your pantry. Cooking time is 15 minutes.

If you have a pack of frozen chopped spinach, you can use spinach. If you have kale in your fridge and you are not too lazy to blend it then you can use kale, or add it to the spinach or peas.

And of course you need your favourite spices. Sometimes I use coriander leaves and lemon grass. At other times, my spices are turmeric and cumin. But lemon juice and cayenne pepper is a must have. If you have a jar of your favourite curry, you can use curry instead.

For those who cannot eat greens, a combination of sweet potato and onion is a good alternative.

The Coconut Mung Beans recipe remains the most popular on this blog. When I created Coconut Mung Beans I did not know about all of the benefits of Coconut. Now, it seems this recipe gains a double score in being a healthy meal. So, if you are someone who has sprouted Mung beans in the fridge, you can use the Mung Beans recipe to make Coconut Fish, just add fish at the same step as spices and cook for 2-3 minutes.

For the continental version of this dish you can prepare a sauce from onion, carrot, tomato, dill and parsley. Then cook the fish the same way.


Coconut Fish


1 kg white fish fillet (bite size pieces)
1 tbsp lemon juice
500 g baby peas
400 ml coconut milk
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp minced ginger
2 bay leave


1. Add the ingredients to a pot excluding the fish and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes on low-medium heat.
2. Once the sauce  is cooked and still at a boil, add the fish and lemon juice. The fish cooking time really depends on the type of fish you use, most of white fish will take 1-2 minutes of stirring on high heat to cook. And the dish is ready!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Afie says:

    It’s simple and sounds delicious! Thanks!


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