Coconut-Almond Crusted Tilapia

I’m a big fan of tilapia… it’s a great quick and easy fish for a weeknight dinner. I’m intrigued by this tasty looking recipe from Perry’s Plate.. and what a great idea for sweet potatoes too!

We really like coconut around here (even the little ones), so I played around with some coconut milk and shredded unsweetened coconut and came up with this. This little combo knocked our socks off.

Let’s start with the fish. First a nice soak in coconut milk & lemon, then a light almond-meal-coconut-ginger-mint coating, and finally a quick fry in some coconut oil. Yes, coconut oil. Don’t freak out. Coconut oil, despite its reputation for the last 20 years, is actually good for you, and is my go-to frying oil if the slight coconut flavor it imparts compliments the food — in this case, yes.

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