Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Thai Coconut Salmon or Tilapia Recipe; Easy, Delicious, Gluten Free, Paleo

Every time I have salmon, I tend to make it the same way. With lemon and dill. And while that is delicious, and really lets the delicious flavor of the salmon shine through, this time I wanted something different. Coconut milk was what immediately came to mind, so off I was to google if there was even such a concept of coconut milk salmon (I mean, hello, why wouldn't there be? But still...) and quite a few results came up that were using traditional Thai ingredients. So I knew that would be the direction that I'd take this, and from there, I just winged it.

And the results were so phenomenal. It might have been the best salmon I ever had. The sauce is delectable and I loved dipping my gluten free bread into it after, and it was also amazing on pasta or rice.

So I decided to try it with other fish. And it is just as delectable with white fish, such as tilapia. Basically, it rocks.

Just note, when you make it perfectly, the fish should look a little more moist than in the pictures. I kinda overcooked it when I went to take the picture. It still tasted great, but not as delectable as when it wasn't cooked as much.

This recipe is gluten free, paleo if using coconut aminos, and simply an easy recipe to make. Totally make it if you're a fish fan.

Thai Coconut Salmon or Tilapia Recipe; Easy, Delicious, Gluten Free, Paleo

A medium sized fillet of salmon, a few individual fillets, or a few fillets of tilapia
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/3 cup fresh cilantro or equivalent amount dried
1 tablespoon fresh basil or equivalent amount dried

1. Place your fish in a baking pan that is just barely large enough to lay your fish fillets next to each other.

2. Pour the other ingredients on top. You really want to have the pan small enough so that the liquid completely covers the fish.

3. Bake at 350 until the fish is completely cooked. Check after 15 minutes to see if it is cooked and then every 5 minutes after that. Overcooking the fish will lead to less perfect results.

Serve either hot, cold, or room temperature. It is amazing all ways.


What is your favorite way to prepare fish? Have you ever made Thai style fish? Does this look like a recipe you'd try? What type of fish would you use for it?

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