Thai Sea Bass in Spicy Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 35 minutes
  • 2 servings
Thai Sea Bass in Spicy Sauce
  • A recipe from the cuisine, also allowed in a diet

If you’re in a mood for Asian flavors, this Thai sea bass may just do the trick. It’s a 35-minute job where you grill (we used a grill pan, by the way) the fish, then bake it in a hot aromatic sauce. The latter one is as rich as the Asian cuisine: coconut milk, star anise, ginger, and cinnamon, to name just a few.

Ingredients

1 cinnamon stick, crumbled
1 star anise
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
4 garlic cloves
2 chili peppers, sliced
2 tablespoons lime juice
lime zest
2 tablespoons fish sauce
0.5 cup fresh coriander, chopped
1 cup of coconut milk
12 ounces of sea bass, gutted

Steps

  1. Add the cinnamon, star anise, and peppercorns to a grinding mortar and crush them.
  2. Transfer the mixture to the blender. Add the red onion, ginger, garlic cloves, and chili peppers. Blend.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and season with lime zest. Add the lime juice, fish sauce, coriander, and coconut milk. Mix.
  4. Heat the grill pan over medium-high heat and add the fish. Cook for 4 minutes on both sides, or until grill marks appear.
  5. Season with salt and transfer the fish to a baking dish.
  6. Pour the spicy sauce on top, then bake for 20 minutes at 350⁰F/175⁰C.

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