Paleo Recipes: Coconut Crusted Cod


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This is on our menu for tonight, no question. I love a good fish recipe because fish is soooo good for us, especially those on the paleo autoimmune protocol.
This recipe is from Mickey Trescott’s fabulous book The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook. If you’re on the AIP (and even if you’re not! – the recipes are delicious) make this your go-to cookbook because it can get challenging (and sometimes a little dull) to work off a limited food list, especially in the beginning.  
Beautifully photographed, it is a 150-page cookbook featuring over 110 recipes without grains, beans, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, or nightshades. Mickey also includes information on how to get started, meal plans, and shopping lists. You can read more about it here.
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Coconut Crusted Cod
Serves 4
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 24 ounces cod fillets, cut into 2 inch thick strips
  2. 1 ½ cups coconut flour
  3. 1 ½ teaspoons ginger powder
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt
  5. 2 cups coconut milk
  6. 1 cup finely shredded coconut
  7. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  1. 1. Wash, dry, and debone the cod fillets.
  2. 2. Combine the coconut flour, ginger powder and salt on a plate or shallow bowl. Place the coconut milk in another shallow bowl, as well as the shredded coconut. Dip the cod strips into the coconut milk, then the coconut flour mixture, back into the coconut milk, and finally into the shredded coconut, paying special attention to creating a thick breading.
  3. 3. Heat the coconut oil in the bottom of a skillet on high heat. When it is hot, cook the cod strips for five minutes a side depending on thickness of the fish, or until the top and bottom are nice and browned and the fish is cooked throughout. Once the cod strips are in the pan, try not to fuss with them too much – because there is no egg in the breading, they are a little delicate.
  4. 4. Serve with mango salsa.
  1. Reprinted with permission from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott. Photo Credit: Kyle Johnson.
Adapted from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

mickey trescottMickey Trescott lives in Seattle, Washington with her crafty husband and a rather pudgy russian-blue cat. She works part-time as a cook for a local family and studies nutrition, blogs, and obsessively knits socks in her spare time.
8673990300_15f16cd8ef_c-214x300After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to blog about her experiences at Autoimmune Paleo.
Her hope is to give others on a similar path a resource to find information and help them realize that they are not alone in their struggles. She also aims to provide a supportive environment for those seeking better health in the face of autoimmunity.

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