Fish Fillets with Grated Coconut


These coconut fish fillets are a wholesome and flavorful protein source for any meal! Pair it with steamed vegetables and brown rice for a well rounded meal.

Special Diet Notes: Coconut Fish Fillets

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and peanut-free.

Coconut Fish Fillets
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece ginger (3/4 in section)
  • 1 fresh red serrano chile (I used half a green one)
  • 2 tablespoon wheat-free tamari (gluten free) or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine (sake, mirin - I used mirin)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice - might be able to reduce this amount
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 8 thin fish fillets (about 1.5 lbs total; sole, trout, salmon - I used cod)
  • ⅔ cup grated coconut, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoon oil - I used peanut
  1. Peel shallots, garlic, and ginger, and chop all three very finely. Rinse chiles, remove stems, and chop rest finely (omit seed for less heat). For the marinade, combine soy sauce, rice wine, lime juice, ground coriander, and pepper. Stir in shallots, garlic, ginger, and serrano.
  2. Lay fish fillets side by side in a large dish, pour marinade over the top and cover. Marinate fillets in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to overnight (actually I left if for 48 hours). Turn occassionally if possible.
  3. Then dredge the fish fillets in grated coconut. Heat oil in a nonstick pan, and pan-fry fillets over medium heat for 2 min. Turn carefully, fry the other side for 2 min or until fish is opaque throughout, done!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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