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Broiled Tilapia Coconut Curry

Sometimes I have a hankering for an exotic dish, but I still don’t feel like leaving the house or ordering in.  When I get in that sort of mood, I make this relatively easy recipe below.  

Full of the sultry scents of ginger and curry, this recipe produces a satisfying, light, low-calorie Thai experience.  The recipe makes 4 servings at approximately 450 calories/serving.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1(14-ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4(6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups hot cooked basmati rice
  • 4 lime wedges


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute.
  4. Add pepper and onions; cook 1 minute.
  5. Stir in curry powder, curry paste, and cumin; cook 1 minute.
  6. Add soy sauce, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and coconut milk; bring to a simmer (do not boil), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and let thicken.
  7. While the sauce is thickening, spray fish with a few pumps of cooking spray; 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.
  8. Serve fish on top of rice topped with sauce.  Squeeze lime juice from one lime wedge over the concoction to finish.
  9. Enjoy this aromatic dish!

broiled tilapia

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