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Friday, March 8, 2013

Coconut Tilapia

I've mentioned my love of shrimp...and coconut...and PB2.  I found this recipe that I adapted to use my PB2 and yum-o!  It's not shrimp, but seafood in general seems to call my name any more.  I don't want my blog to turn in to a cookbook, but gosh darn it, I'm excited that there are tasty things I can eat that are nutritious!  The family enjoyed it too - which again is just icing on the cake (should I even use that expression?!).  

6-8 tilapia fillets

Dipping Mixture:
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup cornstarch

Coconut Coating:
2 cups coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Peanut Sauce (this is the modified version using PB2)
2 tablespoons PB2 (reconstituted with water)
3 tablespoons curry sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 pinch ginger
1 pinch sage
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar Splenda


  1. Coat baking dish with either cooking spray or coconut oil so the fish doesn't stick to the dish.  (I used coconut oil)
  2. In a wide bowl/container, mix coconut flakes, curry powder, garlic powder and paprika (set aside)
  3. In a small bowl, mix egg, water and corn starch
  4. Dip the tilapia fillets in the egg mixture.
  5. Coat the fillets thoroughly with the coconut flake mixture - especially along the top.
  6. Once all fillets are in place, spread remaining coconut flakes on top and then drizzle any remaining egg mixture over the fillets.
  7. Bake the tilapia fillets at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes (until the fish is fully white and flaky)
  8. While tilapia is baking, make the peanut sauce.  Mix all of the ingredients listed above.  Vary ingredient amounts based on your tastes. 
  9. Once fillets are ready, broil them just a few minutes until the coconut turns golden.
  10. Serve the fillets on a plate with the peanut sauce on the side.  (We put ours directly on the fish!)
I didn't take a picture of our dinner, but the one below is pretty much how it looked.  Anyway, I'm finding it fun (gasp!) to cook anymore.  That alone is a NSV!  LoL

"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14

1 comment:

  1. We all enjoy that you are enjoying cooking... And we all enjoy your cooking!