Instant Pot Fish Stew in Coconut Milk


This recipe is a great option when you are looking for a comfort dinner.

The Brazilian fish stew is a great source of protein and you can make it in only 15 minutes using your pressure cooker.

How to serve?

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What fish to use?

For this Instant Pot fish stew I used Sea Bass.

You can also use Halibut or Cod.

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Instant Pot Fish Stew in Coconut Milk

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: bay leaf, butter, fish, Fish Stew in Coconut Milk
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 8 ounce fish broth
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 lb potatoes chopped
  • 1/4 lb carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with their juices 14-ounce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lb sea bass filets boneless, skinless, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley for serving


  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Add the white wine and saute for about 1 minute. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom.
  • Select "cancel" and add fish broth, water, potatoes, carrot, tomatoes, paprika, salt pepper anf mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  • Press "saute" and add fish pieces and coconut milk. Saute for
  • Stir in the fish pieces and coconut milk and cook for about 5 minutes until the fish is cooked.
  • Add lemon juice and stir well.
  • Add parsley on top and serve 🙂


Calories: 239kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 2g Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 10g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Sodium: 29mg Potassium: 304mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 3940IU Vitamin C: 10mg Calcium: 29mg Iron: 2mg
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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Fish Stew in Coconut Milk

  1. The ingredients list left out the cream & cheese.
    It did not tell me how to deflesh the white fish.
    If I can get that information I will prepare this meal.
    Thank you

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