Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thai Peanut Crunch Fish and a Tropical Traditions Organic Virgin Coconut Oil #Giveaway

I was recently introduced to cooking with Virgin Coconut Oil instead of regular oil. I am all about healthy cooking but I have not jumped on this bandwagon for one reason only: I hate coconut. Yet it is my boyfriend is pretty much obsessed with it. So I decided to put my reservations at bay and try making pan fried fish using Virgin Coconut Oil. Skeptical as I may have been, I could not be more impressed and I was asked to make this again.

Thai Peanut Crunch Fish using Virgin Coconut Oil


2-3 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
1.5 ounces of white fish (I used Flounder)
Thai Peanut Coating (or any other coating of your preference)
Flour for dredging
1 egg for dredging

This is a super simple recipe. I picked up a package of Thai Peanut coating from Whole Foods but you can use whatever coating you prefer. Take your fish filet, dredge in whole wheat flour, then give it a quick egg bath and coat with the peanut mixture. Put your Virgin Coconut Oil in a pan, heat on medium and place your coated fish filet. I cooked it about 4 minutes on one side, 3 on the other. It was cooked perfectly and did not overwhelm you with coconut, which is what I was afraid of going into this. I served this fish along with a Asian slaw salad and Pad Thai noodles. Simply amazing. You can use this method with chicken as well. Check out this website for a ton of recipes using coconut oil.

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27 comments:

  1. I would make something sweet, like a healthy version of an Almond Joy.

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  2. We LOVE coconut in our house, gotta try cooking with it!

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  3. I LOVE coconut oil from Tropical traditions. It is our go-to place to buy it from. Have been for years. I love their recipe pages too so many amazing ideas. I use coconut oil for everything from makeup remover to roasting veggies in to healing cuts and scrapes that my kids get! Its so versatile!

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  4. I have never tried coconut oil but I would love to try it to prepare pancakes or for roasting veggies!

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  5. I love banana, I love PB and I love muffins. I am definitely considersing making these:
    http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2012/12/17/banana-peanut-butter-power-muffins

    This coconut oil looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I would use the coconut oil instead of olive oil while cooking.

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  7. I love coconut oil in everything from melting it and putting it in my smoothies to frying eggs

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  8. I would make granola, muffins and pancakes.

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  9. I would use it for cooking, baking, making granola and deodorant.

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  10. I would use it for cooking, baking, and as a skin moisturizer
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

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  11. WONDERFUL PRODUCT, THANK YOU AGAIN!HAVE A GREAT DAY

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  12. I use it for baking and frying and also as a moisturizer (it works great!)

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  13. I would love to use this in place of oil for frying!

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  14. I would use the oil to roast veggies! I love roasted brussel sprouts :)

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  15. Didn't mean to double comment.. but when I first got a sample of this coconut oil, I started making sweet potato fries. OH MY YUM!! They are soo good if you slice the super thin and then fry them up in a pan of coconut oil until they start to crisp. Delicious!

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  16. I would like to use this for body creams

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  17. I use it in place of all other cooking oils. I also use it on my skin. Great moisturizer.

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  18. I use coconut oil mostly for cooking, but haven't had a chance to try tropical traditions yet.

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  19. I use coconut oil in baking.

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  20. WONDERFUL PRODUCT, THANKS!

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  21. This stuff is delicious!

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  22. I would use it for anything calling for oil. I love TT coconut oil!

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  23. I use Tropical Traditions Coconut oil everyday! I don't use any vegetable oil - only butter or coconut oil.
    I use TT coconut oil to fry (eggs mmmm), bake, moisturizer for my face. I make Coconut Bark (coconut oil and cocoa powder or baking chocolate and coconut shreds). I even eat it by the spoonful.
    There are so many recipes for Coconut Oil.

    Did I mention that I love coconut oil?

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  24. I would love to fry up some coconut shrimp in it.

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  25. I would love to fry up some coconut shrimp in it.

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