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    Coconut Crusted Tilapia

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    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    newmama's Note:

    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.

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2010


      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.

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    • on November 10, 2014


      I wasn't wild about this one. It was a bit bland, the amount of coconut wasn't enough to coat both sides of the fish and it tended to fall off with frying. Needs more spice, I would just put the coconut on top/ one side and bake it so it stays put.

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    Nutritional Facts for Coconut Crusted Tilapia

    Serving Size: 1 (384 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 471.8
    Calories from Fat 227
    Total Fat 25.3 g
    Saturated Fat 19.3 g
    Cholesterol 122.0 mg
    Sodium 189.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 7.8 g
    Protein 48.5 g

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