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A savory and creamy recipe without the guilt

Total Time: 55 minutes | Serves: 2 | Level of Difficulty: EASY 

Do you like fish? How about the taste of coconut? If yes, this fish recipe is perfect for you. Pompano meat is white, firm but can be easily flaked off and has a mild flavor. It's delicious to pair with coconut cream.

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  • 1 piece Pompano Fish
  • 1 cup Coconut Cream
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Water
  • 4-6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 regular size Onion
  • 1-1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 pieces Tomato
  • Mustard Leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil



1. Peel and chop the garlic and onion.
2. Wash the tomatoes and cut them into strips.
3. Peel the ginger using a spoon and cut it into strips.
4. Wash the mustard leaves and separate them into pieces.
5. Wash and clean the fish very well, removing the innards. You can ask the fish seller to do this for you.

Cooking Instructions

1. In medium heat, heat the oil in the pan.
2. Saute the garlic for 1-2 minutes.
3. Add in the onions and tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes.
4. Mix in the ginger and cook for another minute.
5. Layer the mustard leaves and the pompano fish.
6. Pour the coconut cream and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
7. Season with salt and pepper.
8. At this point when the cream is too thick, pour in the coconut milk and simmer for another 10 minutes.
9. To add more liquid to cook the fish, pour in coconut water instead of plain water.
10. Flip the fish and simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
11. Do your final seasoning osalt and pepper according to taste.

This dish is best eaten with steamed white rice. Enjoy!

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