Poached Cod in Spicy Jerk & Coconut Milk Broth

This is a very gentle way to treat fresh fish and serve with a broth, packed with divine flavours.

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

Serves: 4


Jerk Paste
4 spring onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 chilli, chopped (with seeds optional)
handful fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp lemon oil
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tsp allspice
zest & juice of 1 lemon
drizzle of sesame oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Main Dish
4 small potatoes, diced

2 small orange kumara, peeled and diced
20g butter
olive oil
1 onion, sliced
300ml coconut milk
50 ml fish stock (Gluten free)
4 x 250g cod fillets
olive oil
60g baby spinach leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Jerk Paste (click through to *recipes for other uses)

Pop the spring onions, garlic, chilli, thyme and lemon oil in a blender and pulse to a coarse paste.  Stir through the remaining ingredients, set-aside until ready to use.


Main Dish

Pop the potatoes and kumara in a pan, cover with water, sprinkle in some salt and cook until just tender, drain in the pan and set aside.

In a deep frying pan, add the butter and a drizzle of olive oil.  Gently sauté the onion until soft, add ¾ jerk paste and cook in the onion mixture until sticky & fragrant.  Slowly pour in the coconut milk, mix then add the fish stock.  Bring to a soft boil then slowly lay the fish in the broth reduce the heat to a simmer.

Spoon the broth over the fish and gently turn for about 5 minutes or until the fish is just cooked, remove from the heat. Taste and season.

Drizzle some oil over the potatoes and kumara, add the remaining jerk paste and the spinach leaves, cook for 1 – 2 minutes.  Pour 2 – 3 spoons of the fish broth over the vegetables.

Serve : place a spoonful of the veggies on a plate, top with your fish fillet and drizzle over the remaining broth.

Jax Says : I often deep fry the peeled kumara skins and pile them on top for added texture. Crispy, crunchy, sweet, creamy, spicy – DAMN


*recipes : Spicy Jerk Pumpkin & Bacon Soup; Sweet N Spicy Jerk Pork; Jerk Chicken; Jerk & Coconut Cream Risotto