Thai-Style Grilled Fish with Coconut Cauli Rice

Thai is something I don’t cook regularly, but definitely will from now on.
With such exotic, yet simple flavours, its a nice change every so often.

So, here’s what we had:
Crispy fried whole fish with a Thai dressing and coconut cauli rice

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Let’s start with the rice – I don’t normally like cauli rice, because it can be a bit bland and taste too much like plain old cauliflower. You really have to jazz it up.
This was super flavourful, tasty and not boring!

You will need:
1 head of cauliflower
1/2 a can of coconut milk
Salt
1 thumb sized piece of ginger, finely grated
Zest of 1 lime
Coconut oil
Butter
Start by gently boiling the cauliflower in a pot of water and a dash of coconut milk. Add a pinch of salt.
Cook for a few minutes until just cooked – not soggy.
Strain the cauliflower.
Use a food processor or mini chopping device and finely chop until it resembles rice.
Get a large pan on the go and heat 1 tbs of coconut oil.
When the pan is nice and hot, fry the cauli rice.
It takes a while to brown, so just be patient and keep the heat on high. Stir frequently to prevent it from burning.
Add 1 tbs of butter and the ginger as you fry it.
Once it’s browned, add about 3 tbs of coconut milk and let it heat through.
Finish it off with the lime zest and stir it through.
Season with salt.

So delish!

For the Thai dressing:
Fish sauce {about 3 tbs}

Finely grated ginger {a large chunk}

1 red chili, finely sliced {about 1 tbs}

Soy sauce {1 tbs}

Spring onions, finely sliced

Honey {about 2 tbs}

A cup of water

Freshly chopped coriander

Heat everything but the spring onion & coriander in a small saucepan on low heat and let it reduce slightly.
Once the sauce is ready, add the fresh spring onions & coriander.
Serve the sauce with the fish and the rice.

You can choose any white fish {we used snapper}, as long as it’s not too big and properly cleaned. Choose a fish with edible skin.

Simply pat dry, season and shallow fry {the whole fish} in coconut oil until cooked and the skin is golden and crisp.

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So try this simple, yet super tasty and different, dish and impress your family & friends!

Who said low carb had to be boring?! Perfect for a tropical holiday – just add some wine!

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