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Kerala Coconut Sea Bass ©

March 28, 2012

This is a wonderful fish recipe, very easy and delicious. I am re-blogging this as it has a new set of
photographs and deserves another mention to all the new-comers, who may have missed the early recipes!
 Easy  Baked Fish

4 Persons



700g Sea Bass or other fish of your choice

1 carton coconut cream, or freshly made 200g

1/2 tsp Turmeric

1/2 tsp chili flakes, or 1 green or red chili, deseeded.

2 spring onions chopped

1 tomato, skinned, deseeded and cubed small

4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

3cm piece of ginger, finely grated

4 kaffir lime leaves, cut into thin strips

1 Lime sliced

4 pepper leaves

1/2 -1 tsp salt

Coriander leaves to decorate


1. Have fish monger gut and clean fish. Wash and check thoroughly, score fish and place in  oven to table wear dish.

2.In a bowl, mix coconut milk, turmeric, finely chopped chilies, which you have deseeded ( wear plastic gloves and deseed under running water) chopped spring onions, diced tomato, which you have skinned , by plunging into boiling water for a few seconds, deseeded and cut into thin strips and across into small squares, 5cm by 5cm ! Then peel garlic and finely chop,peel ginger and finely grate, add Kaffir lime leaves folding in half and slicing thinly  and add pepper leaves. If you can not get lime leaves, finely grate a lime and add the juice…… better than nothing!

3. Pour the marinade over the fish and leave for two hours in the fridge to marinade.

4. Remove from fridge and allow to reach room temperature, 1/2 -1 hour.

5. Bake in hot oven, 250 C. for half an hour.

N.B. To check fish is cooked through, make an incision, at thickest part, just by gills, if bones white fish is ready, if pink leave another five minutes, check again.

Delicious !

Clean fish, make up ingredients in a bowl and pour over fish…….leave to marinade in fridge for two hours.

A wonderful marinade full of flavor.

Make an incision at the thickest part, near the gills, to check it is cooked through. Bones should be

transparent and flesh white, coming away from the bone easily. If at all pink leave another 5-10 minutes.

Served with basmati rice, just delicious…….

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sophia permalink
    January 19, 2013 8:05 pm

    Incredibly easy and quick to reare, and delicious to eat!! We have made this a couple of times, and it hasn’t failed us once.


  2. Sophia permalink
    January 20, 2013 12:54 pm

    I see my ‘p’s let me down!! 🙂 Easy and quick to PrePare!!!


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