Coconut Milk Poached Halibut

Coconut Milk Poached Halibut

This Coconut Milk Poached Halibut is a spectacular dish that features some of the best Canadian pacific coast seafood.

Whew! What a whirlwind couple of weeks it has been.

This post has been a long time coming, it seems since I made this dish I have not had time to sit and do a post of any sort.  Though as always, I have been busy in the kitchen and out and about with my camera.

I caught 2 nights of some of the most fabulous lightning I have seen in years.

The Northern Lights have been putting on some early season shows!

I had the pleasure of shooting a live rock show of bands from my childhood!

In the kitchen we have 2 new recipes for hot sauce, straight from the garden!

A few sweet treats!  A fabulous Onion Zucchini bread is in the works. Some savory crab dip, egg rolls and of course more with the fish caught on the trip to the coast at the beginning of summer.

But the biggest news of all is that I sold my business! It was a very intense few weeks that took most of my attention. It has been a fantastic journey and I have enjoyed every moment of it. I have learnt so much and met so many amazing people along the way! I will miss it very much and want to say thank you to all the people I was able to do business with over the years.

I am not exactly sure what the future holds but I am excited to jump in and get started.

This is something I was working on.  It turned out okay. It could definitely be improved upon with some stronger flavors. It didn’t help that I made this at 1 in the morning and perhaps was not thinking about seasoning as clearly as I should have been. (note the unseasoned halibut in the pan……… sigh)

Still impressive and very enjoyable. With a few tweaks it will be perfect.

Coconut Milk Poached Halibut on Nutmeg Disrupted



Coconut Milk Poached Halibut
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Seafood
  • 4 - 5 even sized pieces of Halibut, skin removed, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 green onions, greens only
  • shredded coconut, ½ cup
  • shredded toasted coconut, ½ cup
  • red chili pepper
  • lemon zest
  1. In a large pan place the ½ cup of shredded coconut, the crushed garlic, the coconut milk, chopped onion greens, the red chili pepper and some fresh lemon zest.
  2. Bring the temperature of the pan up to medium.
  3. Place the halibut into the pan and cover.
  4. Simmer over medium heat 6 - 7 minutes.
  5. Removed lid and carefully flip the halibut,
  6. Cover and simmer 6 - 7 minutes longer until done.
  7. Plate with rice and and the remaining onion greens.
  8. Sprinkle with a touch of lemon zest.
  9. Finish with a generous touch of toasted coconut.



Bring the temperature of the pan up to medium. Place the halibut into the pan and cover.

Plate with rice and and the remaining onion greens. Sprinkle with a touch of lemon zest. Finish with a generous touch of toasted coconut.

Coconut Milk Poached Halibut on Nutmeg Disrupted

I had bought a *fresh* coconut to use in the recipe but once I cracked it open I found it to be soft and the water had an off smell even though it looked really good. I took a few pictures then it went into to the trash.




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12 Replies on “Coconut Milk Poached Halibut

  1. It was the perfect paring! I need to get some fresh hali and play with the flavours in this. The coconut goes well with the fish and added so much to the dish, I absolutely loved it.

    Thanks for stopping by Terri!

  2. Thanks Kim, poaching is definitely a delicate way to cook and it created some of the most spectacular dishes!

    Thanks for popping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Marisa, thanks for stopping by!
    The coconut milk worked really well as a poaching liquid. It added great flavour and really helped the halibut keep its amazing white colour. It is a dish we absolutely love. I hope you give it a try.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  4. I have baked with canned coconut before but have never used it in a savoury dish. Your halibut dish looks and sounds quite delicious! I have more canned coconut in my pantry and hope to give this a try?

  5. Tammy, I am so glad you were able to give this a try.
    I realized the other day which Tammy you are when the TOH list was made a few days ago in the What’s Cooking group and I seen your BB name.
    I imagine you enjoy fish often considering where you live!
    I hope you are well. It is so great to talk to you again.
    I am glad you enjoyed the recipe.

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing your review.

  6. Sawsan, I love the idea of the addition of fish sauce.
    I think it would add just that little something special!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I made this for supper tonight! This is a five star recipe!!! The ingredients are clean and bright. I will be making this on a regular basis and can’t wait to make it for friends!

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