{recipe} Ginger-Coconut Crusted Orange Roughy

Sometimes my culinary prowess astounds even me. I mean, here I am, initiating training for Half Marathon #2 while prepping for a cross-Cbus move, and I still find time to whip up a healthy, clean-eating, gluten-free meal of epic deliciousness.

Ginger-Coconut Crusted Orange Roughy


GAWD, I am such a badass.

I shared this dish on the Instagram and the Facebook last night and a few of you requested the recipe. It’s deceptively simple and reveals a few of my dirty little cooking shortcut secrets, but oh well. We are all busy gals, so who am I to hoard the wealth of my eats?


Ginger-Coconut Crusted Orange Roughy

{side note: I don’t know what it is about my penchant for combining coconut and seafood, but I think you’ll agree that it’s delectable}

  • 2 filets of orange roughy (or a lean, delicate white fish of your choosing)
  • 2 zucchini, peeled into “noodles” (I use a trusty Oxo julienne peeler)
  • Kale or spinach, as much or as little as you like
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1.5 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1.5 cup coconut flour (or regular flour if you’re not sensitive to gluten)
  • EVOO
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • The secret ingredient: Minute Ready-to-Serve Wild & Brown Rice (ah, I am SUCH a cheater!)



  1. Pat the fish dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix the egg and milk in one bowl. Pour flour into another bowl, and coconut flakes into yet another bowl.
  3. Get out two pans (non-stick if you have ’em) and pour 1-2 tbsp EVOO in each. Heat on medium until hot.
  4. In Pan 1, add garlic and ginger and sautee until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  5. In Pan 2, add zucchini and kale and let sautee, turning and massaging with tongs occasionally, until bright green and al dente. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. While kale and zucchini cook, dredge fish in flour, then egg/milk, then coconut flakes and add to Pan 1. Cook 5 minutes per side until fish is opaque and flaky.
  7. Cook the rice per package directions (about 1:30 in microwave).
  8. Plate and feast!


I’d love to know if you make this and how it turns out! Drop me a comment, or share your food porn pics with #GetItGirlNoms.


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