Golden Turmeric Fish


Island flavors like coconut, lime, ginger, and mango make this quick and easy fish recipe taste like something you'd order at a restaurant during a beach vacation. While this recipe is delicious and doable any time of year, we love to use it to transport to another land on a cold winter day.

Plate of Golden Turmeric Fish
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 4 5-6 ounce red snapper fish fillets

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Purchased mango chutney

  • Chopped fresh cilantro

  • Lime wedges


  1. Preheat broiler. In a small bowl combine coconut oil, lime juice, ginger, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Season fish with salt and black pepper. Spread skinless sides of fish with coconut oil mixture.

  2. Place fish on a greased broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily. Serve topped with chutney and cilantro.


Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, just like shortening, and liquefies when it's warm. It doesn't matter whether it's solid or liquid when you stir it into the spices to make the rub.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 382mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 6.9mg 35%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 630mg 13%
Folate, total 9.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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