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Pescado al Coco

Coconut Fish Stew Recipe

Erica Dinho
5 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 628 kcal


  • 2 pounds swordfish or any other fish cut into pieces
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 red bell peppers finely chopped
  • 4 to matoes finely chopped
  • 14 oz can of coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon sazon goya with azafran or color
  • ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix the lime juice, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add the fish and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the onions, garlic, tomatoes, red bell peppers and salt, cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the coconut milk and the sazon goya to the tomato mixture, mix it well and cook for about 7 minutes.
  • Add the fish fillets, cover partially and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and serve hot with rice and yuca or patacones.


*I like to use a firm white fish, such as swordfish , sea bass, trout, halibut or cod to make this stew. But, you could also use red snapper or even tilapia.
*For a variation you can add  shrimp, clams or scallops to the stew.


Calories: 628kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 48gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 333mgPotassium: 1553mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1458IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 5mg
Keyword fish stew
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