A delicious fish stew ready in just 45 minutes. A perfectly satisfying scrumptious dinner at your fingertips.
Cut fish into 6-8" fillets. Combine fish fillets, garlic, lime juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and black pepper in a shallow bowl and let sit for 20-30 minutes.
In a large soup pot, heat palm oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and pepper flakes, and cook until onion and pepper are softened, close to 10 minutes.
Add tomato and cook for 5 minutes more. Add chopped cilantro stems.
Add fish, along with marinade, and coconut milk. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 15 minutes, until fish flakes apart and is opaque.
Add chopped cilantro leaves and taste for salt, adding more if necessary. Serve immediately, trying to serve full fillets in each bowl (it's okay if they break apart too).
*I recommend Nutiva brand. Coconut oil plus 1-2 Tablespoons of paprika (for color) may also be substituted.