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Zippy Coconut Baked Fish Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

TEST KITCHEN TIP Because fish fillets vary in thickness, the baking time may vary depending on what type of fish you use.

Nutritional Facts

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

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[email protected] User ID: 1163151 152052
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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