This Fish and Coconut casserole is absolutely delicious. I like to served it over white rice to soak the delicious sauce.
Cazuela de Pescado al Coco Gratinada (Fish and Coconut Casserole al Gratin)
- 4 swordfish fillets
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ⅓ cup red pepper finely chopped
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- 1 tomato chopped
- 2 ½ cups coconut milk
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 fish bouillon tablet
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon achiote or color
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- Rub the fish with the lime juice. Set aside.
- In a large, oven proof saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil and butter.
- Add the onions, red pepper, garlic, tomato and sautué until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cumin, color, salt and pepper.
- Add the cream, fish bouillon, coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add the fish and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese on top.
- Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until golden on top. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.
This fish and coconut dish is fantastic. Eating it makes me think that everything is right with the world 🙂 Swordfish is one of my favorite fishes to use for this recipe because of its firm texture. It cooks very well in the coconut sauce, but if you prefer, you can use another white fish such as snapper, cod, sea bass or tilapia.
Serve this with nice plain white rice to soak up the delicious sauce. You will find yourself simply gobbling it up. It was completely satisfying.
I've never seen a fish gratin recipe. It sounds delicious.
Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog
Fish and coco, oh Erica wonderful mix. It blends 2 worlds the savory and the sweet 🙂
Oh wow! How delicious and comforting this would be Erica! It looks gorgeous.
This sounds so good, what interesting flavors you have here! I have got to try this.
Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
I can't help but think that looks like a dessert. I bet it tastes wonderful. 🙂 There aren't too many ways I don't like fish.
This looks so delicious and flavorful. I can surely eat extra rice with this.
5 Star Foodie
What an amazing flavorful preparation of swordfish, very yummy!
I believe this is fabulous! Great combination!!
This dish looks delicious as do all of your recipes Erica.
ooh what a great dish!
I love that there is coconut in it!
Looks very rich and delicious. Definitely screams for an accompaniment of white rice and a squeeze of lime!
Marvelous, Erica! Both the presentation AND the flavors.
Amy @ cookbookmaniac
I love how a delicious dish can make us feel like it can save the world. Just by your description I am inspired to make this because all I want is for everyone to be happy.
That sounds great! I love the coconut with the lime ... fantastic flavors together. And a very different way to enjoy fish. I have some coconut milk in the pantry and I have been trying to decide what I want to make with it. Thanks for the idea!
Thank you guys for the comments!
This is new for me and I think you have a winner here.
This looks delicious!!!!!!!!!
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
What a delicious combination!
This looks and judging by the list of ingredients sounds delicious as well; I have just about all the ingredients at hand, and all I need to do is go get me some fish; great idea, thanks Erica.
I ate the same thing last week in paris in a colombian restaurant, and I wanted to make the same at home ,thanks for giving the recipe , thank you so much for all the recipes you share with us
This looks rich and HEAVENLY! I kinda want to dive in and swim in it... 😀
Love coconut and fish together yum!
Thank you guys! This dish is wonderful.
What an incredibly yummy sounding dish, love the mix of fish and coconut and of course the sunny color for the anchiote makes it just look happy!
I followed the recipe exactly as it is in this website and it was soooo yummy! We really loved it. We went back to the store couple of days later to buy the ingredients and made it again. It's delicious!