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Thai-Style Tilapia

Thai-Style Tilapia

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
TINY POEM

TINY POEM

A very easy yet really interesting way to prepare this fish. Tilapia fillets are simmered in a seasoned coconut milk sauce for a luxurious flavor. These will look beautiful served over a bed of rice. Adjust the amount of spice to your liking by adding more or less red pepper flakes.

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  • Calories:
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 24.1 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the coconut milk, almonds, onion, ginger, turmeric, lemon grass, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Process until smooth.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper on both sides, then place them skin-side up in the skillet. Pour the pureed sauce over the fish. Use a spatula to coat the fish evenly with the sauce. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the puree is thickened and fish flakes easily with a fork.
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KOALAGIRL
39

KOALAGIRL

1/22/2006

I'll be honest, in the morning when I first made the sauce and did the old "finger dip taste test", I wasn't crazy about the flavor. But when I made the entire dish that evening, WOW! I made a special trip to a Oriental market for fresh lemongrass and that made a huge impact on the sauce. We had the fish served over rice and a side dish of green beans. Very rich, very Thai. I highly recommend you double the sauce in this recipe. I'm going to try it over chicken as well.

MNGO
34

MNGO

10/27/2006

The basis was good. I used fresh ginger instead of ground, swapped curry paste for the tumeric,used a whole lemon grass stalk, and omitted the pepper flakes. I also added about 1/8 cup of Fish sauce. I also added garlic in the mix. It was a five star after that.

Mantu
28

Mantu

11/13/2006

This recipe has some Potential but needs to be worked on ... So ,I tried making it the way we make Indian Curry with Thai Blends ,can call fusion sorts.made paste of Fresh ginger, garlic 4 cloves,some fresh coconut meat ,and almonds 6 and little coconut milk (just enough to rotate the grinder).Sauted the onions in 1-2 tbs of canola oil ,then added the paste and fried it for 5 mints at low,added water 1/2 cup and covered and cooked ,added 1 tbs Indian red pepper powder + 1/2 tbs Coriander powder+baby carrots ,some cauliflower florets (all precooked) at this point added fish fillets and lastly some frozen peas.It took 10 mints after adding fillets to done the Curry.thanks!!

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