Sea Bass with Chilli Sauce



Preparation Time: 5 mins
 
Notes:
 
Ingredients:

SEA BASS WITH CHILLI SAUCE


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large sea bass, scaled and cleaned (or 2 medium fish)

  • 1 fresh banana leaf

  • 30 ml rice wine

  • 2 red chillies, seeded and finely sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 cm piece ginger, finely shredded

  • 2 stalks lemongrass, crushed and finely chopped

  • spring onions, chopped

  • 30 ml fish sauce

  • 1 lime, juice only

  • 100 ml water, boiling


For the chilli sauce

  • 10 red chillies, seeds removed and chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 60 ml fish sauce

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 5 tbsp lime juice


 
 
Method:


  1. Rinse the fish under cold running water and pat dry with kitchen paper. Using a sharp knife, slash the skin of the fish a few times on both sides. Place on a banana leaf. 

    2. Combine the rice wine, chillies, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, spring onions, fish sauce and lime. Spread this mixture over the fish. 

    3. Place a small upturned plate or rack in the bottom of a wok and pour in 100ml of boiling water. Lift the banana leaf, together with the fish and place onto the plate or rack. 

    4. Cover with a lid and steam for 10 to 15 minutes, until the fish is tender. 

    5. Place all the chilli sauce ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth; you may need to add a little cold water to bring to a sauce-like consistency

    6. Serve the fish hot, on the banana leaf, with the sweet chilli sauce spooned over the top.

 
Serves: 2
 
     
 
 
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