Bake fish in a fragrant mixture of coconut milk, tomatoes and ginger for a luxurious dinner that's surprisingly easy to prepare.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 3 shallots, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 ripe tomatoes, seeded and cut into ¼ inch dice
- 1 cup fresh coconut milk or canned
- 6 (5-ounce) red snapper fillets
- Fine sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 limes
- 4 cups cooked rice or Caribbean rice, to serve
In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, warm the canola oil. Add the ginger, shallots and garlic and sweat until tender, but before they begin to color, about 5-7 minutes. Add tomatoes and coconut milk and simmer until the tomatoes give release their juices and are tender, about 5 minutes.2.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.3.
Place the tomato mixture in a casserole large enough to accommodate all snapper fillets in a single layer. Generously season the fillets with salt and pepper. Place the snapper in the casserole.4.
Bake in the preheated oven until the snapper is cooked through, about 7-8 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a skewer in the thickest part of the fish for five seconds. Place the skewer on the inside of your wrist; if the skewer is warm, the fish is done.5.
To serve, spoon 1/4 cup of the tomato mixture on a warmed plate and top with a snapper fillet. Squeeze lime juice over each plate. Serve with cooked rice or Caribbean Fried Rice on the side.