A very easy yet really interesting way to prepare this fish. Tilapia fillets are simmered in a seasoned coconut milk sauce for a luxurious flavor. These will look beautiful served over a bed of rice. Adjust the amount of spice to your liking by adding mor
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 6 whole almonds
- 2 tablespoons chopped white onion
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh lemon grass
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
In a food processor or blender, combine the coconut milk, almonds, onion, ginger, turmeric, lemon grass, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Process until smooth.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper on both sides, then place them skin-side up in the skillet. Pour the pureed sauce over the fish. Use a spatula to coat the fish evenly with the sauce. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the puree is thickened and fish flakes easily with a fork.