“Zoodles” Red Curry Bowl with Cod

Zoodles Red Curry Bowl with Cod

If you lived with us for a week, you would be served up meals in a bowl not just for dinner, but for breakfast and lunch too.  I’m kind of crazy about the concept of a meal in a bowl.  It’s a fun way to present food and layer flavors.  A protein and a green veggie makes it complete.

Like this morning for breakfast I topped a twice baked sweet potato with shredded sautéed kale and Napa cabbage with a fried egg on top.   The whole thing took me maybe 15 minutes to prepare because the twice baked sweet potatoes were made ahead and frozen.  Everything was made in one pan and served up in a neat pile- okay so it was served on a plate, but it could’ve easily been served in a bowl as well.  You get the idea, right?


Here is a meal in a bowl recipe built on zucchini noodles (aka Zoodles). Having a spiralizer has opened up so many creative ways to prepare vegetables and eat grain free. Have you bought yours yet?  Unlike other small appliances that are hard to operate and to clean-this is a cinch and it takes no time at all to whip out some zucchini noodles, aka, “zoodles”.  The Paderno Spiralizer is available at a reasonable price on Amazon.

Zoodles Red Curry Bowl with Cod

While shopping at Costco, we picked up some fresh Wild Caught True Cod, which happens to be my husbands favorite fish. Yes it was wrapped in a big package, but we took it home and divided it up and stuck 1 pound portions in the freezer.  It’s mild flavor makes it so versatile, I baked it up with an almond breading and it turned out oh-so-good! You might be interested in the gluten-free recipe Almond Crusted True Cod on my instagram account.  Just click the camera icon below to connect to my instagram account ag_thefreshtable.  Look for the photo of Almond Crusted Cod and click on it.

True Cod is a firm white fish which was a good match for this Whole30 compliant meal in a bowl.

Zoodles Red Curry Bowl with Cod

“Zoodles” Red Curry Bowl with Cod, from sustainabledish, makes a wonderful lunch or light dinner for two.  If you like Thai inspired food, you will love this.  It’s definitely a lazy day recipe, it cooks up so quick!  The only change we would make would be to add more veggies to the mix.  But then it wouldn’t be so quick-would it?

The red curry paste, coconut milk and chicken broth are combined and simmered in a saucepan with cod for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, I spiraled zucchini into noodles.  This took not even 5 minutes.

Zoodles Red Curry Bowl with Cod

The zoodles were added to the seasoned red curry broth and simmered together for another 5 minutes.  Season with sea salt and red pepper flakes, if using.  Top steaming bowls with cilantro and green onion.

Zoodles Red Curry Bowl with Cod

And slurp away!

I hope you like this Thai inspired meal in a bowl as much as we do-

Happy Sunday,


1 pound of firm white fish (like cod) cut into 1 inch pieces

1 cup of fish or chicken stock

1 cup coconut milk

2 tablespoons red curry paste

2 medium zucchini, spun into noodles

sea salt to taste

red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon  scallions, chopped


In a medium saucepan, bring the stock, coconut milk, and curry paste to a simmer.  Add the fish and cook for 5 minutes.  Add the “zoodles” and cook for another five minutes.  Add salt to taste and red pepper flakes if using.  Serve up steaming bowls of this luscious soup and garnish with cilantro and scallions.  

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6 Comments on ““Zoodles” Red Curry Bowl with Cod”

  1. Amy, I’m so excited to try this recipe . I bought the same Spiralizer that you recommended and look forward to getting away from pasta! I would like to ask if you think this would be good with yellow curry as well? Thanks for your ongoing healthy recipes!

    1. Hi Sheila! Congrats on your new spiralizer! It opens up a whole new world of cooking gluten free. As far as the yellow curry goes, I can’t speak to it as I’ve not tried it in this recipe. This Thai bowl is especially yummy with the Thai Red Curry paste because it has complex flavors mixed together including lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves etc. Read labels though because many of the Thai curry pastes have sugar as an ingredient. A brand that’s available in our area that has no sugar is the brand Thai Kitchen (Red Curry Paste ) but a favorite that I’ve found only in the Portland area is the brand Thai True. I hope this helps. Good to hear from you!

  2. I love the spirilizer! I bought it months ago and like a lot of new purchases, it got pushed to the back of the cupboard. I recently “found” it and will try to use it more. Never have enjoyed pasta or rice much so this fills the void. Thanks again, Sheila

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