Broiled Tilapia With Thai Coconut- Curry Sauce

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This dish is loaded with flavor and makes a lovely, colorful presentation. You'll want to serve with plenty of rice to absorb the wonderful sauce. (Noted added 11/05/07: I like to credit original recipe sources when known, but wasn't sure about this one when I submitted the recipe. Fortunately, a reviewer pointed out that the recipe came from Cooking Light, so I searched their site--indeed, it was originally published in their September 2002 issue. Thanks to the reviewer for bringing this to my attention, and thanks to Cooking Light for developing the recipe! :) )

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute.
  4. Add peppers and onions; cook 1 minute.
  5. Stir in curry powder, curry paste, and cumin; cook 1 minute.
  6. Add soy sauce, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and coconut milk; bring to a simmer (but do not boil).
  7. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
  8. Brush fish with remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray (I just use parchment paper).
  9. Broil 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  10. Serve fish with sauce, rice, and lime wedges.
Most Helpful

5 5

We are catching enough fish at present to eat it every second day and fill a freezer with the excess. I am constantly searching for recipes to keep our meals interesting and this was a great one.I used an extra teaspoon of curry paste and fish sauce rather than soy. I had to use light coconut cream, so I used half a can (will freeze the rest) and diluted that with water. I calculate this gave us just over 11g of fat in total in each serve. I could eat this again tomorrow night and am posting it to my repeatable fish recipe cookbook so that if I don't (eat it again tomorrow) I can eat it soon. We don't get tilapia in Australia, so I used Charley Court Cod, so named I've heard, because the fish and the former premier of this state both have big mouths.

5 5

We really enjoyed this, the sauce would work well with tofu or chicken too. I didn't have any green onion so left it out, and added a few handfuls of spinach for 5 mins at the end until they wilted to add some green goodness! YUM.

5 5

O...M...G...! I love the flavors of Thai food, and this one had it all! One tip: grate a bit of lime peel into the rice just before serving--it leaves the rice oh-so frangrant, pretty and goes so well with the meal! I served this exactly like the recipe and it was perfect. I also served chicken satay. (the fish was better) The next day, I chopped the leftover satay and served it over the rice with the sauce and it became a different meal completely! This one is going into the PERMANENT file. :-) Thanks!