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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  • 1/2 C. coconut milk
  • 6 whole almonds
  • 2 Tbs. chopped white onion
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh lemon grass
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 4 oz. fillets tilapia
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste

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In a food processor or blender, combine the coconut milk, almonds, onion, ginger, turmeric, lemon grass, and 1/4 tsp. of salt. Process until smooth. 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. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the puree is thickened and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Yield: 4 servings

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