How to Bake Steamed Coconut Fish

by Aimée Kelly


  • 1 Whole fish
  • 2 Sweet bell peppers
  • 1 Red onion
  • All purpose seasoning
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Coconut milk
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First things first- prepare fish. This can be almost any fish such as snapper, cod, sole, salmon etc. It tastes better if whole fish is used but works well with fillets if your squeamish with bones!

    Step 2

    Make sure fish is gutted and descaled (helps if you have a lovely useful family member to take care of it for you like I did!)

    Step 3

    Make some slices through the skin of your prepared fish and season it with salt and pepper- rub it in well!

    Step 4

    Next do the same with your seasoning, I got this from a local Caribbean store

    Step 5

    This is what your fish should now look like. Add cherry tomatoes with a little more all purpose seasoning

    Step 6

    Roughly chop your bell peppers and cut your lemongrass and ginger into small pieces and add these to your roasting tray

    Step 7

    Slice your red onion into rings

    Step 8

    And spread on top of the fish

    Step 9

    Now for the ingredient that brings the whole dish together! Get two cans of coconut milk.....

    Step 10

    ....And pour over and around your fish

    Step 11

    Then seal the tray well with a couple of layers of foil to keep moisture in and make sure fish is well steamed. Place in the oven at around 180degrees for around an hour depending on the size of fish

    Step 12

    I left mine in for a bit longer as our fish was so big! Now it's beautifully steamed, meat is tender and all the flavours have combined beautifully!

    Step 13

    Now serve it up with a lovely homemade coleslaw and spicy sweet potato fries :-) yum yum!