Red Snapper with Coconut Curry Broth

  • Easy
  • 30 Minutes
  • 11 Ingredients
  • 4 Steps



8 g


10 g


32 g


4 (serving size = 52 g cooked fish + 152 g broth + 20 g spinach)


  • 410 g (4 pieces) red snapper fillets, patted dry
  • 100 g shallots, finely chopped
  • 5 g (1 tsp) coconut oil
  • 30 g red or yellow curry paste, like Thai Kitchen brand
  • 480 g (2 cups) vegetable stock, like Trader Joe’s Miso Ginger broth
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • 1 palmful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 80 g baby spinach
  • Optional scallions, for garnish
Red Snapper with Coconut Curry Broth

This comforting red snapper with coconut curry broth is elegant, flavorful and surprisingly simple to prepare. If you can’t find red snapper, you can substitute any whitefish including tilapia, grouper, cod or orange roughy.


  1. In a 10”–12” frying pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and let them sizzle until they begin to turn translucent, about 3–5 minutes. Add the curry paste to the pan and fry it until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the broth to the pan along with the coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Let the broth gently bubble for 5 more minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, zap the baby spinach in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften, and divide the spinach among four bowls.
  3. After the broth has simmered for 5 minutes, add the fish to the broth (you may need to cut the fillets in half if they’re too long for your frying pan). Give the pan a shake to make sure the fish is coated, then cover the pan and let the fish cook until the snapper is just cooked through, about 5–7 minutes.
  4. Remove the fish from the pan and place one fillet on top of each bed of spinach. Season the sauce with the juice of one lime, cilantro and a little extra salt, if needed. Ladle the sauce over each piece of fish, garnish with a sprinkle of sliced scallions and serve.
  1. Suzanne A. Avatar
    Suzanne A.

    This is a great, easy recipe that lends itself well to additions and alternatives. Going with what I had on hand, that meant swapping in Arctic Char (I seared mine skin side down in skillet first to crisp the skin) instead of Snapper, paired well with the coconut curry broth. I swapped organic low sodium chicken broth, reduced it by 1/2 cup from the recipe suggestion for veggie stock. I used a full can unsweetened Thai Coconut Milk to compensate. Didn’t have curry paste, so I mixed Madras Curry powder, Garam Masala, and Cayenne to give me the curry flavor and heat level we liked. I added thin sliced fresh garlic and mini sweet peppers to the shallots, and increased fresh spinach to 140g (we love it). It was very delicious. I expect the original recipe as written is just as delicious. Thanks so much for sharing.

Leave a Review

You Might Also Like