Curry coconut fish parcels

Curry coconut fish parcels

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins


Serves 2
Steam sustainable fish like tilapia in foil parcels with curry paste, coconut and lime then serve with rice for a healthy supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal438
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.3g


  • 2 large tilapia fillets, about 125g/4½oz each
  • 2 tsp yellow or red curry paste
  • 2 tsp desiccated coconut
  • zest and juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 140g basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 200g cooked thin-stemmed broccoli, to serve



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tear off 4 large pieces of foil, double them up, then place a fish fillet in the middle of each. Spread over the curry paste. Divide the coconut, lime zest and juice, and soy between each fillet. Bring up the sides of the foil, then scrunch the edges and sides together to make 2 sealed parcels.

  2. Put the parcels on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 mins. Tip the rice into a pan with plenty of water, and boil for 12-15 mins or until cooked. Drain well. Serve the fish on the rice, drizzle over the chilli sauce and scatter with sliced chilli. Serve with broccoli and lime wedges.

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1st Oct, 2018
Bit bland to be honest it’s defo missing someone. Salt? Garlic? Will make again but adapt it
23rd Mar, 2018
Really good, fish soft and moist,lovely flavours. Will be making it again!
16th Nov, 2017
Made this the other night. Everything works really well together which I was quite surprised about. I did make a few changes as I couldn't find tilapia so used cod, used dried chilli flakes which I added before cooking and left out the sweet chilli sauce. Will definately be making this again.
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12th Feb, 2017
Didn't rate this. Too much lime.
13th Apr, 2016
This is a regular midweek meal in our house now, it's so fantastic. I tend to buy frozen fillets of cod/basa and I put the paste etc straight on them frozen and cook that way. Lovely with either just stir-fried veg or noodles/rice too.
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9th Jan, 2016
So great! I cook it on the BBQ and have it while camping and everyone loves it :)
4th Aug, 2015
Really delicious! I had no desicated coconut, so used the inside of a bounty... Worked surprisingly well!
20th Jan, 2014
Very easy and tasty
22nd Oct, 2013
Brilliant recipe! I've cooked this a few times now and it's always great, the fish is always lovely and succulent too. Healthy, quick, tasty - just what you want for a weekday meal.
20th May, 2013
Lovely, great healthy mid week meal


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