Broiled Tilapia with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce

This amazing fish dish will make you look like you really know your way around the kitchen. The sauce really makes the dish! For you Thai lovers, this recipe is a keeper. Prep all your ingredients before you start cooking, I used my mini food processor to save time (love this!). This dish is quick, easy, took less than 30 minutes start to finish. Perfect over jasmine rice. (You can substitute basil for cilantro if you don’t care for cilantro)

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Broiled Tilapia with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce

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Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese


  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp red curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Asian fish sauce
  • 1 14-ounce can light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 6-ounce tilapia fillets
  • salt
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat broiler.
  • Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute.
  • Add pepper and scallions; cook 1 minute.
  • Stir in curry powder, curry paste, and cumin; cook 1 minute.
  • Add soy sauce, sugar, Asian fish sauce, and coconut milk; bring to a simmer (do not boil).
  • Remove from heat; stir in cilantro or basil if using.
  • Brush fish with 1/2 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Broil 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • Serve fish with sauce, rice, and lime wedges.


Serving: 1piece fish plus sauce, Calories: 225.2kcal, Carbohydrates: 5.6g, Protein: 35.5g, Fat: 6.9g, Fiber: 1.1g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 6