Coconut, Almond, and Lime Crusted Fish

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 Coconut, Almond, and Lime Crusted Fish
I just love the combination of limes and coconut and I’m always looking for new ways to use these flavors in food! I serve this dish with extra lime wedges (never enough in my house) and last night I improvised a salsa made from chopped Thai green chilis, lime juice, red onion, and cilantro as a topping and it was fantastic extra kick.
100 g or 1/2 cup fresh or dried shredded coconut (desiccated)
2 Limes, zested, one juiced and one cut in wedges for later
100 g or 1/2 cup Slivered Almonds
1 pinch Black Pepper
1/2 can Coconut Cream/Milk
Cooking Oil/Spray
500-600 g (approximately 1 lb)White Fish Fillets, cut into portion size pieces, I used Nile Perch
Salt, to taste
1) Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees Celsius or 425 F
2) Meanwhile, dry toast the fresh shredded coconut in a pan over medium
high heat until golden (5 minutes, while preparing other ingredients). Repeat same process with almonds.
3) Zest the limes and juice one lime
4) Blend coconut, almonds, lime zest,and black pepper in
a food processor or crush almonds in a bag and mix well with other
two. Set aside.
5) In a baking dish mix coconut cream/milk and lime juice, set aside.
6) Spray a baking dish large enough for fish with cooking spray. Dry
the fish fillets very thoroughly using paper towels, cut in four pieces, then
salt.
7) Dip in the lime and coconut mixture and place in baking dish. Top each fillet with the almond mixture to create a thick crust. Lightly spray or brush/drizzle the tops with oil.
8) Bake 12-17 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Topping
should be golden and fish should flake easily.
Serve with blanched asparagus, roasted broccoli or any vegetable of your choice! I love the tropical tastes of this fish. It’s a perfect light lunch or refreshing dinner in the summer.

Healthy Peach Cobbler

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This recipe was developed for a cooking demo at Cycle Hub Cafe in Motor City for Dinnertime and it’s one I am proud of. Quick, cheap (at the right time of year), easy, and healthy…and at least one of my kids liked it.

Ingredients:

1 can coconut cream, refrigerated to thicken cream, set aside
7 cups peaches, sliced  (about 10 peaches)
2 limes, zested and juiced (set aside zest)
1 tbsp. Arrowroot, mixed with the juice of two limes
2-4 tbsps. Honey, Maple Syrup, or Coconut Syrup (optional)
1/4 cup Coconut Oil +extra for greasing

1 cup Almond Flour
2 tsps. Vanilla Extract or scrapings from one pod
1/2 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut (desiccated coconut in Dubai)
1/4 cup Pistachios, chopped
1 Lime, juiced
Honey (optional), if desired
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C/375 F 
1)Slice peaches and set aside in a bowl.
2)Zest and juice the limes.
3)Whisk arrowroot and lime juice from 1 1/2 limes together.
4)Add honey and whisk again.
5)Pour over peach mixture.
6)Grease a baking pan with coconut oil, and pour mixture in the pan.
7)Mix oil, almond flour, vanilla, shredded coconut and pistachios in a bowl.
8)Top peaches with crumble mixture and place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes.
While it’s baking:
Juice the third lime and whisk the lime juice, zest and honey (optional) into the
the coconut cream.
Top peach cobbler with coconut cream. What I love about this dessert is you could change the fruits and nut combos for infinite possibilities.