Thursday, September 16, 2010

Coconut Fish Sticks with Coconut Rice

I had to hurry and write this recipe down somewhere I would be able to find it again because I just kind of threw everything together and it turned out so good we will definitely be having it again! I know some of you aren't big fish fans, but the coconut takes over any fishy flavor so you are getting the benefits of fish without any fishiness. :)
So the whole dinner was ready in less than 30 minutes. I had my fish thawing earlier so that helped.
First-Start the rice (we use our rice cooker)
2 c. rinsed white rice
2 c. water
1 c. coconut milk

* After rice is cooked, combine with a few TBSP. flaked coconut and half (or more) of a semi-drained can of black beans.

Coconut Fish Sticks-
3-4 pieces tilapia cut into stick size pieces (probably about 2 lbs.)
partial can of coconut milk-1/2 c.?
1/2 c. flaked coconut
bread crumbs (either regular or Panko-I switched in the middle and both worked great).

Dip fish pieces into coconut milk and coat in breading-crumbs mixed with coconut- Plop in a heated frying pan with just enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Make sure it is hot enough you are cooking quickly, but isn't too hot so the outside with just get super dark before the middle is done.

Dipping Sauce
Rest of can coconut milk
1/4 c. flaked coconut
1/4 c. Pina Colada Drink Mix
full 1/2 c. Vanilla Yogurt (we used Greek yogurt)
Add more of whichever to taste.


Carrian said...

my hubs would love this. he never gets fish!!!

Gourmified said...

UH, HELL-O! This looks DIVINE!!! I'm going to be adding this to the menu shortly. Drooling....