Zippy Coconut Baked Fish Recipe

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This fish dish bakes in minutes. The flavors blend well, and the chutney adds a zest to the dipping sauce. —Patricia Schmeling
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 8 red snapper, bass or turbot fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mango chutney
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 368 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 556mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a shallow bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another shallow bowl, combine coconut and bread crumbs. Dip fillets in butter mixture, then coat with coconut mixture. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with fish. Yield: 8 servings.
TEST KITCHEN TIP Because fish fillets vary in thickness, the baking time may vary depending on what type of fish you use.
Originally published as Zippy Coconut Baked Fish in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p163

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"I had a similar dish at a resort called Coconut Mahi-mahi. I used mahi-mahi instead of the suggested fish and it turned out great. The sauce was spicy and complimented the sweetness of the coconut. Thanks for the recipe!"

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