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Broiled Tilapia Coconut Curry

Broiled Tilapia Coconut Curry Sauce

Valentines Day 2021 - Broiled Tilapia Coconut Curry Sauce. The mild flavor of the Tilapia lets the fragrant flavors in this coconut curry sauce shine. Serve this dish with Basmati Cilantro Lime rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fish or Seafood
Keyword: Basmati Rice, Curry Sauce, Tilapia
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 506kcal


  • Microwave
  • Sauté Pan
  • Broiler


For the Fish & Curry Sauce

  • 4 6 ounce tilapia fillets
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 14 oz can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro

For the Green Beans

  • Green Beans, cut into 1½ to 2” pieces. ends trimmed
  • Boiling Salted water in a sauté pan

For the Rice

  • 1 bag microwave basmati rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lime zested for rice and same ½ of a lime juiced for rice
  • Chopped cilantro for rice
  • The other ½ lime cut in 4 wedges


For the Fish

  • Preheat broiler.
  • Season fish with salt & pepper.
  • Place on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil
    Broiled Tilapia
  • Broil 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Make the Sauce

  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add ginger and peppers cook 2 minutes
  • Add garlic and green onions; cook 1 minute.
  • Stir in curry powder, cumin and brown sugar; cook 1 minute.
  • Add soy sauce, and coconut milk; bring to a simmer (but do not boil).
  • Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

While the fish is broiling and the sauce simmers -

  • Cook green beans in boiling salted water
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes in the boiling water
  • Drain water and serve hot

For the Rice

  • Microwave the rice in the bag for 90 seconds
  • Put rice in a bowl.
  • Top with the cilantro, lime zest and lime juice.
    Zest of Lime Broiled Tilapia
  • Serve fish with sauce, rice, green beans and lime wedges.
  • Rice will also absorb the curry sauce from the fish



If you do the prep work ahead of time, you can disappear in the kitchen for 10 minutes and return with dinner on the plates.


Serving: 6oz | Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.6g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 315.5mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 5.3g | Vitamin A: 1192IU | Vitamin C: 77.8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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