Fish Filet in Thai Coconut Curry Sauce


You can use any type of fish filet for this delicious curry dish like halibut, tilapia, or cod. I have also cooked chicken in the same curry sauce before. Serve with plenty of rice.

close up view of Fish Filet in Thai Coconut Curry Sauce garnished with fresh herbs, over white rice, in a blue bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 shallots, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 white fish filets

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped

  • ½ lime, juiced

  • ½ lime, cut into wedges


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook shallots until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in curry paste, coconut milk, chicken broth, and sugar. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook until curry has reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Season with salt if necessary.

  2. Season fish with salt and carefully place in the skillet with the curry sauce, spooning some curry sauce on top. Cover skillet and cook until fish flakes easily from fork and is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove fish from skillet.

  3. Stir cilantro, green onions, and lime juice into curry sauce and serve with the fish. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
26g Fat
13g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 19g 97%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 2226mg 97%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1109mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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