Baked fish with sticky sauce
one kilo fish, such as sea bass, snapper, side fins trimmed
one lemon, sliced
two tablespoons light flavoured oil
three garlic cloves, thinly sliced
three cm piece ginger, peeled and julienned
three red chillies, thinly sliced
two tablespoons soft brown sugar
four tablespoons fish sauce
hundred milliliter lime juice (about five limes)
two spring onions, sliced
small handful fresh mixed basil and coriander
one// Preheat the oven to hundred and ninety degrees and brush a baking tray with oil. Make three deep slashes on either side of the fish, insert the lemon slices in the slashes and place on the tray. Bake for twenty five minutes.
two// Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a wok over high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and chili and stir-fry for one-two minutes. Add the sugar, fish sauce and lime juice and cook for five-six minutes or until syrupy.
Serve the fish on a platter. Drizzle over the sauce and finish with the spring onion and fresh herbs.
n. Every day, every meal
vb. Written by two food makers Stephanie and Emily