Coconut Lime Fillets

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Quick Facts

Servings: 24
Cook Time: 15 min.
Coconut milk and lime juice bring a taste of the tropics to the red snapper fillets.


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 1/2 cups fine breadcrumbs
  • 3 cups flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 2 Tbs lime zest, minced
  • 24 red snapper fillets
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups mustard lime sauce (recipe follows)
  • Mustard Lime Sauce1 1/2 cups reduced calorie mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cups lime juice


  • Combine egg and milk in a shallow dish. Set aside.
  • Combine breadcrumbs, coconut and lime in a separate shallow dish and set aside.
  • Lightly season fillets with salt and pepper, dip into egg mixture, then dredge in coconut mixture.
  • Arrange fillets on a lightly greased parchment-lined sheet pan.
  • Bake at 450° F for 15 minutes until fish flakes easily.
  • Serve each fillet with approximately 11/2 tablespoons of Mustard Lime Sauce.
  • Mustard Lime SauceWhisk together ingredients until smooth.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 581
  Calories from Fat 267 (46%)
(47%)Total Fat 31g
(101%)Saturated Fat 20g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(45%)Cholesterol 134mg
(19%)Sodium 458mg
(33%)Potassium 1148mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
(24%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(103%)Protein 51g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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