Coconut Crusted Tilapia

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by newmama

This is so light and mildly coconutty- like coconut shrimp without the heavy coating! **any firm whitefish would work- cod or halibut would be excellent.

Top Review by MamaMoonlight

I used coconut milk instead of cow's milk. The coconut didn't stick very well. The dish is soooo delicious! Even my hubby who is not a "fish person" really liked it. Thank you for posting the recipe that is our dinner tonight.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb tilapia fillet
  • 12 cup milk
  • 13 cup shredded coconut (i used very finely shredded)
  • spices (i used salt, pepper and curry powder)
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (any oil works, but this is best)


  1. mix coconut with spices of your choice. curry goes really well, but anything you like would work.
  2. dip fish in milk.
  3. coat with coconut mixture.
  4. heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat.
  5. add fish and cook about 4 minutes on each side.
  6. squeeze lime juice over the top.

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