Cod with Coconut, Curry and Lime

I love fish and I love coconut…and curry…and lime….

That’s why I made this recipe for lunch the other day. I felt I wanted something slightly different from Mediterranean food, and I thought coconut milk and curry were a good option.

This recipe is very easy and not time consuming. The combination of lime, lemongrass, coconut and curry will fill up your house with a wonderful smell. The cod filet is served with a fragrant coconut rice…to die for!

Let me know how you like it.

Ingredients (serves one):

for the rice

  • 1/4 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/4 brown rice
  • ½ coconut milk
  • 1 c water

for the cod

  • 200-250 g cod filet
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp peeled minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp curry powder, red
  • ¼ c chicken stock
  • ½ c coconut milk
  • 1.5 stalk lemon grass
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper

In a saucepan combine white rice and brown rice (you can also just use white or just brown…totally flexible here)


Pour in the coconut milk, salt and water. Bring it to a simmer and let it go on low until cooked and liquid has been absorbed. Remove from the stove, fluff it with a f and put it aside.


In the meantime season the cod with salt and pepper on both sides


Chop up the onion


mince the ginger


Heat up the oil in a skillet, add the onion and ginger


and saute’ for a few minutes


Add the curry powder and stir well to combine


Pour in the coconut milk, chicken broth and lemon grass. Add the chicken, cover it with a lid and let it cook for about 5 to 10 min, or until fish is cooked


Squeeze in the juice of half a lime


and serve with rice, a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley and a wedge of lime


Serve it hot


– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.