Asian Home Recipe

Fish with Flaked Coconut Recipe

Ingredients :

1/2 cup

2 cups


1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon



2 teaspoons


2 tablespoons

3 cloves


Desiccated coconut

Flaked coconut

Firm white fish fillets

Freshly ground black pepper


Lime Juice

Star anise

Cinnamon stick

Cumin seeds

Dried chili

Cooking oil

Garlic, crushed

Medium onion, finely sliced

Method :
  • Spread the desiccated and flaked coconut on an oven tray and toast it in a slow 150oC oven for 10 minutes or until it is dark golden, shaking the tray occasionally.

  • Place the fish, pepper, turmeric and lime juice in a frying pan, cover with water and simmer gently for 15 minutes or until the fish flakes when tested with a fork.

  • Remove the fish fillets from the liquid and allow to cool slightly before flaking it into pieces.

  • Dry-roast the star anise, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds and chili in a frying pan over medium heat for 5 minutes.

  • Transfer to a food processor or a mortar and pestle and grind to a fine powder.

  • Heat the oil in a wok, add the garlic, onion and spice powder, and stir-fry over medium to high heat for 10 minutes or until the onion is soft.

  • Add the fish and coconut to the wok.

  • Using 2 wooden spoons, toss the fish in the pan for 5 minutes or until heated through.

  • Serve with steamed rice.


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