Tilapia With Thai Peanut Coconut Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by ellie_

We really enjoyed this simple fish dish. I also think the sauce, which my dh loved, would be wonderful on chicken too! Recipe source: local newspaper

Top Review by Alaskan4ever

OMG this is WONDERFUL! I added a lil bit of cornstarch to the coconut sauce to make it thicker , because when you add the spinach it is too thin! i am thinking of making it with some chicken or shrimp SOOON!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons thai peanut sauce
  • 1 12 cups light coconut milk
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil (or your favorite oil for cooking fish)
  • 1 12 lbs tilapia fillets
  • 1 (6 ounce) package spinach, washed andstemmed


  1. In a large measuring cup combine peanut sauce and coconut milk. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet (I used two skillets) heat oil.
  3. Add tilapia and cook for 3-5 minutes and then turn fish and cook for 3-5 more minutes or until done.
  4. Season fish with salt and pepper and then remove to a plate and keep warm.
  5. Add coconut/peanut sauce mixture and spinach to skillet; bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cook for 2 minutes or so or until spinach wilts.
  6. Spoon sauce over fish.

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