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Savory Cod with Spinach in Coconut Milk Sauce

Posted by Peggy on April 22, 2012

Baked Cod with Spinach in a Coconut-Curry Sauce
Recipe: Savory Cod with Spinach in Curry-Coconut Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1/2 teaspoon garam marsala
  • 14 oz. chicken or seafood stock
4 thick (1 1/2-inch) cod fillets (apx. 6 oz. each)
5 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • Cayenne pepper, optional


  1. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in shallots, garlic, ginger and curry.  Cook, occasionally stirring, until shallots are soft, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, garam marsala and stock.  Simmer over medium heat 5 minutes.  Turn off heat and add cod fillets to liquid. Return heat to a simmer, cover pan and cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove fillets and reserve.
  3. Turn heat to high and reduce liquid by half, about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in spinach  and return fish to pan; reheat fish briefly in sauce and serve.

Time: 40 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4

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