Citrus Coconut Steamed Cod

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2023
I love to make this fusion meal on weeknights when I am short on time but want something big in flavor. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Citrus Coconut Steamed Cod Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Minced fresh cilantro


  1. In a large saucepan, place a steamer basket over 1 in. water. Place cod in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a low boil; steam, covered, until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 8-10 minutes.
    Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk cornstarch, coconut milk and orange juice until smooth. Add chili sauce, ginger and soy sauce. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in oranges, green onion, almonds and sesame oil; heat through. Serve with cod; sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 330 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 316mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.