Tilapia Curry with Basil

tilapia curry with basil
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  • 4Servings


  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 3 small cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 small carrots, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 small yellow onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 4 4 - 5 ounces tilapia fillets
  • Cooked jasmine rice or rice noodles, for serving


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, curry paste, garlic and coriander; season.

Divide the carrots, onion and basil among four 18-inch pieces of foil, placing the ingredients in the center. Top each portion with a fillet and a quarter of the coconut mixture. Fold the foil over the fish and crimp all the edges to seal.

Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake until the fish is opaque and flaky and the carrots are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the packets from the oven and let rest 1 minute. Open the packets and serve with the rice.