Thai-Style Baked Fish

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Thai-Style Baked Fish

Now this recipe makes fish super exciting. It’s exotic, delicious, nutritious and best of all it’s so easy to prepare!


1.2kg white fish (hake / kingklip / dorado / cuda)

Fresh basil leaves

4 tbsp fish sauce

4 tbsp fresh lime/lemon juice

2 tsp brown sugar

2 garlic cloves, crushed

4 cm piece of ginger, peeled and cut into matchstick – sized pieces

2 cups fresh coriander, chopped

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced

10cm cucumber, cut into thin matchsticks

2 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks

1 red / yellow pepper cut into thin slices

4 cups steamed jasmine / basmati rice



  • Preheat the oven to 200°
  • Score the fish on both sides and place a few basil leaves in the cuts.
  • Loosely wrap the fish in foil, seal the edges but leave enough room for the air to circulate while the fish cooks. Place the fish on a baking tray and cook for about 20-30mins.
  • For the sauce, place the rest of the ingredients into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and immediately remove from the heat.  Adjust seasoning.
  • Transfer the fish to a plate and pour over the vegetable dressing while still hot.
  • Serve with steamed jasmine or basmati rice.

(Serves 4-6)

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