Speedy Asian baked seabass
- 1 red chilli, sliced into rounds, plus extra to garnish
- 40g piece root ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
- 1 stem lemongrass, bruised and cut into 4 pieces
- 1 x 28g pack coriander, stalks and leaves chopped separately
- 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
- 1 lime, cut into thin half moons, plus wedges to serve
- 4 x whole seabass (approx 325g each)
- 8 spring onions, sliced
- 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
For the dressing:
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
Step by step
Stuff the fish a few hours ahead; chill.
Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas 5. In a bowl, mix together the chilli, ginger, lemongrass, coriander stalks, fish sauce and lime slices.
Arrange the fish in a shallow roasting tin, and slash the skin of each 3 times on each side. Stuff the chilli mixture in and around the cavity of each fish. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients together for the dressing. Scatter the remaining chilli, coriander leaves, spring onion and toasted sesame seeds over the fish. Serve with lime wedges to squeeze over and the dressing on the side.TipIf you would like this to be a gluten-free recipe, please ensure your soy sauce is guaranteed gluten-free.