Thai chilli fish
This is one of my favourite recipes particularly when time is short. Big on taste it ticks all my boxes for a good dish i.e. it’s easy, it’s healthy and it’s delicious. Using ingredients that are easily kept on hand, all you need is fresh fish to turn out a masterpiece in minutes. Bound to become a favourite!
Time to make 30 minutes
500g firm fish fillets eg Gurnard, Tarakihi , cut into smaller fillets
2 cloves garlic , crushed
1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce
1/2 cup light coconut milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
1 kaffir lime leaf 1 (optional) finely chopped
3 tablespoons chopped coriander
1. Preheat oven to 200C. Place fish fillets in an ovenproof baking dish.
2. Mix garlic, chilli sauce, coconut cream, fish sauce, lemon juice and kaffir lime leaf together. Pour over fish and bake for 10 – 15 minutes until fish is cooked through.
3. Place under a hot grill for a few minutes, top with coriander and serve with basmati rice and stir fried vegetables or steamed Asian greens
Good habit – make it your norm
Use light coconut milk instead of regular coconut cream always. This saves lots of fat and kilojoules