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Thai-Inspired Coconut Cod

Registered dietitian Jamie Vespa MS, RD, shares a flavorful coconut cod dish inspired by Thai flavors. This simple recipe comes together in just 30 minutes and served over rice or rice noodles to soak up every delicious drop of flavor. Follow her work on Instagram @DishingOutHealth and at for more.

Cooking time20-30 min
Difficulty levelEasy



  • Thinly slice bell pepper, mince shallots, garlic, and ginger.
  • Pat cod fillets dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt and black pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add bell pepper and shallots; cook 3 to 4 minutes, until soft. Add garlic, ginger, and red curry paste; stir to combine. Cook 2 minutes, until aromatic, and season with 1/4 tsp. salt.
  • Add coconut milk and fish sauce; bring mixture to a simmer. Nestle seasoned cod fillets in skillet, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Gently simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cod is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork. Remove from heat and add fresh lime juice.
  • Garnish with chopped scallion/green onion and chopped or torn cilantro, and serve over rice or rice noodles.