Cod with Coconut Milk

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Cod with coconut milk: How about a delicious cod recipe that is super suitable for lactose intolerant people and to add more flavor to your day? Nothing like a delicious fish to end the day, right?

Cod is a fish that had its characteristic consumption in Portugal, making it one of the most popular foods among the Portuguese. The first cod fisheries date back to the XNUMXth century. The Portuguese realized that cod would be a fish that could withstand longer sea crossings.

Started by Greenland and Newfoundland, by large sailing ships, places that were replaced by trawlers. The practice of drying and salting the fish, an original Portuguese cure, without the addition of any type of chemical agent, maintains all the nutritional properties of the fish. 

In the middle of the year 1506, cod started to have a tax inserted in the ports between Minho and Douro. However, some time later, fleet fishing became irregular and ended up being cut off during the Philippine dynasty. That said, follow our recipe for Cod with Coconut Milk.

Cod with Coconut Milk Recipe


  • 1 kg of desalted and shredded cod 
  • 200ml homemade coconut milk 
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped 
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes 
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coriander 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil 
  • Salt and black pepper to taste 


1. Remove the skin and seeds from the tomato. Chop the tomatoes and onion finely.  

2. In a heated pan with olive oil, sauté the onions until well 

Golden. Add the tomato and garlic and let it cook for another 2 minutes.  

3. Add the already desalted cod, and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Add the coconut milk, mix well and let it cook for another 10 minutes.  

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  

5. Remove from the heat and serve immediately, your Cod with coconut milk is ready.  

6. Good Meal.

It is common to find people preparing this dish during Holy Week. This is only for religious families, as this week we date the 40 days that Jesus Christ fasted in the desert and we still mark the end of Lent. 

On Good Friday, the consumption of red meat is prohibited, so cod is one of the best options. 

In Brazil, the insertion of cod started in the first decades of Portuguese colonization, being reinforced after the arrival of the royal family in the XNUMXth century. This was due to the fact that cod is a food that can be easily salted and also dehydrated. In this way, the fish could be stored much longer. 

The dishes prepared with this fish can undergo several variations and adaptations in the recipes, but never losing their delicious flavor! In the regions of Goiás and Pará, this dish is prepared in the same way as a fish dish, served with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, garlic and cabbage.
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