Cod in Coconut Curry


This is a simple, fast and delicious recipe with delicate flavor that will appeal to the most picky of eaters.

If you’re pressed for time but want to serve something that will tantalize your taste buds this is it!

Cod is a wonderful fish with a lovely texture and mild taste that blends beautifully with coconut, sweet yellow peppers and curry.

It’s become a family favorite and sure to grace our table at least a couple of times during lent.

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4.6 from 10 votes

Cod in Coconut Curry

Coconut and curry pair up beautifully with sweet yellow peppers for a simple dish with an exotic flare that will tantalize your taste buds
Course Entree
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Valerie Remy-Milora


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 shallots minced
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 4 cod steaks
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder or more to taste
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet. Melt coconut oil.
  • Chop both peppers then add to skillet along with minced shallots and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  • Add cod steaks and braise on both sides.
  • Add coconut milk, turmeric and curry, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and simmer until fish is cooked (about 10 minutes). Don't overcook the cod or it will have a slightly chewy consistency.
  • * The curry is mild. You can add ore for a little extra heat if you prefer a hotter curry.

This dish is wonderful paired with greens such as sautéd zucchini with garlic, braised chard, spinach or black kale.

Feel free to let me know how you like it in the comment section below!

Bon apétit!


  1. Judy Thomas says:

    It looks easy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Bonnie Lee says:

    I’m not a big fan of curry, but this does sound pretty good!

  3. Amy Heffernan says:

    OH yum yum! This sounds so good. 🙂 Love a good feed of fresh cod!!

  4. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I love Cod and this take on it sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Terri S says:

    This sounds so yummy!!! I love cod. I can’t wait to make it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  6. We have started eating a lot of cod and this sounds yummy. We don’t cook a lot with curry as it can become overwhelming (and my kids are picky) but the addition of the coconut would probably mellow out the curry to make it kid approved.

  7. Amber Ludwig says:

    Ooh I LOVE curry!! I have never thought to make cod with it!! This sounds absolutely delectable!! Can’t wait to try it!

  8. Jeffrey says:

    I never would have thought of combining these two flavors in one recipe.

  9. Terry Poage says:

    It looks so good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  10. Calvin F. says:

    Such a simple, yet flavorful and healthy dish.

  11. Heather Abbe says:

    it looks so yummy, thanks for sharing

  12. My guys would totally munch this down! It looks pretty easy to prepare too.

  13. Debra Holloway says:

    I have stopped eating fish because of all the parasites.However, this recipe does sound really good.

  14. What a simple and easy recipe but sounds delicious.

  15. Sarah Lehan says:

    I love eating fish. But I don’t like coconut and can’t eat peppers.

    • Not a recipe for you then Sarah. 🙁 Fish is such a wonderful food and scrumptious just drizzled with a little olive oil, with a bit of fresh garlic and cracked pepper, cooked on the barbecue 🙂

  16. Sounds like a good recipe to get picky eaters to try fish!

  17. Looks so easy to make and so yummy

  18. Nancy Burgess says:

    This looks delicious. I’d love to try this it seems easy to make.

  19. Debbie Welchert says:

    I love Cod and this recipe looks amazing. I’ve never used coconut milk before but I bet it taste wonderful.

  20. Margaret Appel says:

    This cod dish looks absolutely delicious! And easy to make is even better! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll definitely be trying this one out!

  21. belinda bell says:

    This sounds so good. I am always looking for recipes to cook fish

  22. What a simple and tasty-sounding recipe!

  23. Yummm! Can’t wait to make this!

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