Coconut Poached Fish

On Thursday, November 29th, 2012
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  • Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Type: Fish-Family-Budget-Easy-Seafood

Ingredients

  • 400ml can coconut cream
  • finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 x 120g firm white fish fillets
  • (try hoki, basa, ling)
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • steamed rice, shredded green onion, sliced red chilli, to serve

Preparation method

  1. In a large frying pan, combine coconut cream, lemon zest and juice, sauce, sugar, sambal oelek and garlic. Bring to the boil, stirring.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add fish. Cover and simmer gently, 8-10 minutes, until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  3. Transfer fish to a plate. Stir spinach through poaching liquid. Simmer 1 minute.
  4. Serve fish on a bed of rice. Drizzle with poaching liquid and top with green onion and sliced chilli.

TOP TIP

  • Accompany with stir-fried or steamed Asian greens of choice, drizzled with oyster sauce.
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