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Grey Snapper in Coconut Milk
Grey Snapper in Coconut Milk
Recipe type: Entree
  • 2 pounds grey snapper fillets, cleaned and cut into 4 x1-inch thick pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. ground turmeric
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro, divided equally
  • 2 cups fresh coconut milk or 1 cup canned coconut milk and 1 cup tap water
  1. Season fish lightly with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  3. Add ginger, onion and garlic, sprinkle salt, toss to mix and reduce heat to low and cook until the aromatics are softened, do not let them get brown.
  4. Stir in the turmeric and cook for 1 - 2 minutes.
  5. Turn heat to high and pour in coconut milk, add half of the cilantro, season lightly with salt and pepper. Let the pan come to a boil and then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 - 6 minutes.
  6. Turn heat to high and place fish in pan in single layer, cover and let pan come to boil. As soon as the pan comes to a boil, remove the cover and let the fish cook for 6 - 8 minutes; spoon sauce over the fish to baste as it cooks or if you like, carefully flip fish over halfway during the cooking process.
  7. Toss in the remaining cilantro and shake pan for it to settle into sauce; taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Let the dish rest for a couple of minutes then serve while still hot.
Recipe by Simple Recipes at https://simplerecipes.net/2012/09/grey-snapper-in-coconut-milk/