Fish Fillets in Coconut Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A tasty dish of fish fillets cooked in a lime, coconut and pineapple flavoured sauce. This recipe is originally from Culinaria Caribbean. Prep time does not include marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and pat dry the fish.
  2. Place the fillets in a ceramic dish and pour over the lime juice and sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours.
  4. Saute the onion, garlic, tomato and celery in the olive oil for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the coconut milk, pineapple juice, bay leaf and tomato paste.
  6. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. In another pan brown the fish lightly on both sides.
  8. Pour the sauce over the fish in the pan.
  9. Simmer for five minutes, turning the fish once.
  10. Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley over the fish and serve with rice and maybe a fresh salad.
Most Helpful

I skimped a bit on the coconut milk (used most of it the other night in pina coladas), but the recipe came out delightful. My kids like food a bit bland, so I added more pepper to my own plate. I served this on fresh basmati rice and it was great. Thanks!

basya August 18, 2004

Sorry Dale! this just didn't cut it. It was very bland, not a lot of taste. I did cut the recipe in half, but I don't think that made any difference. It was edible, it just didn't have much taste. I think the coconut milk overpowered everything else. Perhaps a half a can was too much, there was an awful lot of sauce. Another time I would add more seasoning, herbs or something and cut the sauce in half again.

Derf September 28, 2002