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Nauru Coconut Crusted Fish

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Nauru
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 51 kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 lbs fish fillets (mahi-mahi or tilapia or other white fish fillets
  • 4 limes
  • 1 coconuts grated
  • salt and pepper
  • flour
  • 2 eggs
  • oil for frying


  1. split the coconut and remove the meat, grate finely or use an implement like a "goat"
  2. squeeze the juice of two limes into a shallow bowl and add a bit of salt and pepper.
  3. pat the fish fillets dry and place into the lime juice
  4. let sit there for about 5 minutes
  5. meanwhile whisk the eggs and put in shallow bowl
  6. put some flour into a shallow bowl
  7. Put the grated coconut into a shallow bowl or plate
  8. remove a fillet from the lime marinade and dip it into the flour coat well on both sides
  9. Dip it into the egg and coat on both sides
  10. Dip into the freshly grated coconut and press lightly so it adheres all over the fillet
  11. Put aside and repeat until all the fillets are dipped.
  12. In a large frying pan, cover the bottom of the pan with a light coating of oil and fry until the coconut is crusted and a light brown.
  13. Set on paper towel and serve warm with a couple slices of lime.
Nutrition Facts
Nauru Coconut Crusted Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 19.5mg24%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.