Monday, August 8, 2011

Fish with Coconut Sauce

This recipe is from a site that I lovee! it has so many Ecuadorian recipes! Just like Colombian/Latin ones.. I have tried few and will post it later.. As for this recipe, its sooo unique! I never cooked fish with coconut milk so I was hesitant, but I trust Laylita and I was sure it was going to be a success..! It didn't take time at all and not many ingredients were involved. I added shrimps to it just because I love it!

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1kg lbs fresh fish fillet, cut in medium size chunks
¼ cup lime juice, from about 2 limes
Juice from 2 oranges
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
2 tbs canola oil
1 medium sized onion, diced
2 yellow bell peppers, diced
4 , peeled and chopped
1 can of coconut milk
3 tbs cilantro, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Side dishes rice and fried ripe plantains


  1. Mix the lime juice, orange juice, crushed garlic, cumin, paprika, coriander powder and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Marinate the fish chunks for 1 – 2 hours.
  3. Heat the oil to prepare a refrito or base for the sauce, add the diced onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and salt, cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Add the coconut milk to the refrito, mix it in well and cook for about 10 minutes, if you prefer a thicker sauce you can thicken the sauce by adding ½ tsp of corn starch.
  5. Add the fish fillets, cover partially and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with rice and fried ripe plantains (if you like to!).


Pam said...

The coconut sauce sounds wonderful!

Ellie said...

Susy, This recipe looks SOOO delicious! I'm slowly using a bit more coconut milk in my cooking. I would love to try it as it doesn't look complicated at all....and I LOVE fish:)

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