The chilli coconut crust gives this dish an interesting twist on classic pan-fried fish. The kaffir lime leaves give the crust a fresh citrus scent while the chilli brings in a hint of heat, which is balanced perfectly by the toasted coconut.
FODMAP Note On Dried Coconut: Dried shredded coconut is low FODMAP at 1/4 cup serve person. This means the level of dried coconut within this recipe is well within low FODMAP guidelines.
Recipe update: Please note that this recipe was updated on the 5th of March 2022 after Monash University changed the serving size recommendation for tomatoes.
Markut (kaffir) lime leaves are normally found with the other fresh herbs in the fridge section of your local supermarket or Asian supermarket. If you can't find them use the zest of 1 lime for every 2 leaves used in the recipe.
Buy a bunch of spring onions/scallions with long green leaves. You can use the green leaves in your low FODMAP meals, just make sure you avoid using the white stem and lime green stems as these are high FODMAP. Once you've harvested the leaves pop the spring onion/scallion bulbs into a glass of water on the window sill. The leaves will reshoot so you can harvest them again.
Check the vegan cheese does not include onion, garlic, inulin or coconut flour in the ingredients. Cheddar, Colby, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses made from dairy are all low FODMAP.
If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check all packaged products, processed meat (like bacon), nuts, seeds and dried fruit do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.
There are no dairy free tips for this recipe.
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