Almond Coconut Crusted Halibut with Massaman Basil Curry Sauce

Yield: 2 Servings

Almond Coconut Crusted Halibut with Massaman Basil Curry Sauce

Prep time: 1 HourCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


Coconut Basil Curry Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 TB Massaman Curry Paste
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, grated
  • 1/2 inch knob Ginger, grated
  • 1 - 14oz can Coconut Milk
  • 1 TB Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 TB Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped Basil
  • Kosher salt
  • Avocado oil
Mango Topping
  • 1 Mango, diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Jalapeño, diced
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • Kosher Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
Coconut Almond Crusted Halibut
  • 1 pound Halibut, skinned removed and cut into 4 oz portions
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg White, whisked
  • Avocado oil
  • Kosher Salt


Coconut Basil Curry Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, bring avocado oil to medium heat.
  2. Sauté onion for a couple minutes then add in garlic and ginger.
  3. After another minute add in the curry paste and let that caramelize for a minute.
  4. Whisk in coconut milk and bring to a simmer on low heat for 10 minutes uncovered.
  5. After 10 minutes, add in lime, fish sauce, sugar and basil.
  6. Simmer for another minute then season with kosher salt to taste.
Mango Topping
  1. Combine all ingredients together and season with kosher salt and sugar to taste.
Halibut and Serving
  1. Pulse almonds in a food processor until mostly ground.
  2. Add in coconut and Panko and pulse a couple more times.
  3. Season halibut with kosher salt, then dip into the egg white and coat the fish all over with the almond coconut breading.
  4. Bring a pan with about an inch of avocado oil to 350F.
  5. Pan fry the fish for about 3 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 135F.
  6. Serve halibut with curry sauce, mango topping, and steamed jasmine rice.
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