Thai Tilapia Green Curry

Tilapia cooked in green curry and coconut milk with vegetables comes together over a bed of fluffy rice in this Thai-inspired dish.


Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or unflavored oil
  • 2 sweet potato, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (14 oz). coconut milk, shaken
  • 3-4 tablespoons store-bought green curry paste
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 pound BAP-certified tilapia, thawed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby spinach or kale
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Steamed rice


  1. Step One

    Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat. Add the sweet potato and peppers and sear until lightly browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk, curry paste and fish sauce and bring to a simmer.

  2. Step Two

    Simmer until sweet potatoes are almost cooked through, about 5-6 minutes, and stir in the tilapia. Simmer until the fish is cooked, about 5 minutes and stir in the spinach or kale and the scallions. 

  3. Step Three

    Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

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