Thai-Style Tilapia

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • 6 whole almonds

  • 2 tablespoons chopped white onion

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh lemon grass

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
9g Fat
2g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 562mg 12%

* 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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