Here’s how to make a delicious Instant Pot Coconut Fish Stew using white fish, coconut milk, and chopped vegetables. This easy and healthy dinner recipe can be made in just 25 minutes.

instant pot fish stew served in a bowl over cooked rice

One of my favorite types of food to cook in the Instant Pot pressure cooker is fish and seafood. The fish always gets cooked perfectly without being overcooked.

If you are new to cooking fish in the Instant Pot, then you’re going to love today’s recipe. I’ve paired meaty Mahi Mahi with flavorful coconut milk and tender vegetables. Served over white rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice, this is a delicious dinner that you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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Recipe Steps

Step One

Decide which type of white fish you want to use in this recipe, and chop two filets into bite-sized pieces. You’ll also need to chop up a couple of bell peppers, and an onion.

Step Two

In the bowl of an Instant Pot pressure cooker, combine the chopped fish and vegetables, along with one can of coconut milk, one cup of vegetable broth, coconut sugar, salt, and pepper.

If you are on a sugar-free, low-carb, or Whole30 diet, just leave out the coconut sugar or use a sugar-free substitute.

ingredients for fish stew in the instant pot ready to be cooked

Step Three

Next, lock on the lid and set the time to five minutes at high pressure. When the cooking time is complete, use the quick release so the fish doesn’t get overcooked.

cooked fish stew in the Instant Pot ready to be served

Step Four

Carefully remove the lid from the Instant Pot. Stir the ingredients and serve the stew over cooked white rice, brown rice, or sautéed cauliflower rice. I like to make Instant Pot Basmati Rice to go with this dish.

FAQs

Can I use another type of white fish besides Mahi Mahi?

Yes, you can use whatever type of fish you like. I would stick with white fish or salmon for this recipe, though.

Can I use light coconut milk for this recipe?

Yes, but your fish stew will not be as rich and flavorful.

Other Easy Fish & Seafood Recipes

Or, check out my entire index of gluten-free fish recipes.

bowl of coconut fish stew served over white rice

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Instant Pot Coconut Fish Stew


Description

Here’s how to make a delicious Instant Pot Coconut Fish Stew using white fish, coconut milk, and chopped vegetables. This easy and healthy dinner recipe can be made in just 25 minutes.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Mahi Mahi filets (about 10 ounces total), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot, combine the chopped fish, bell peppers, onion, coconut milk, vegetable broth, coconut sugar, sea salt, and black pepper.
  2. Lock on the lid and set the time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  3. When the cooking time is up, use the quick-release to get rid of the pressure.
  4. Carefully remove the lid and stir the ingredients.
  5. Serve the Coconut Fish Stew hot, over your choice of cooked white rice, brown rice, or sautéed cauliflower rice. 

Notes

  1. You can use whatever white fish you like for this recipe including Mahi Mahi, halibut, cod, or even salmon. 
  2. You can use light coconut milk, if you prefer. 
  3. Leave out the coconut sugar if you are on a low-sugar, low-carb, or Whole30 diet. 
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Keywords: how to cook white fish in the Instant Pot, Instant Pot Mahi Mahi

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