Roasted Thai Chili Lime Fish
Fish is the world best Omega 3 source. It is lean and high protein meat. I love to eat fish; grilled, fried, steamed, soup; you name it. Growing up in ChiangMai, Thailand, I remember we have plenty of fish. We have the main river called “Mae Ping” which is full of fresh water fish. Even though I did not live close to the ocean, we never had any problem finding seafood.
We know fish is good, but sometimes we have a hard time to consume it because the fish is too fishy. I have noticed that my family does not cook fish at home very often. Rather, we ordered it when we were eating out. Often, it is just easier and better to order at the restaurant and put the trust in chef’s hand than do it.
Since I started to cook at home more, I have gained some cooking skill and knowledge. I have more confidence to cook fish and find out it is not terrible at all. I always use good fish, for me, it does not matter if the fish is fresh or frozen. If I buy the fresh fish, I will not keep it more than a couple of days. If it is frozen fish, I will use it immediately after I thaw it.
My Recipe Inspiration
The Roasted Chili Lime Fish that I made has the inspiration from Chef John (allrecipes). I love the way he added lime zest in the ingredients, and I chose to broil my fish instead of grilling. I felt like it is faster and easier to cook. I dipped the fish fillets in the chili lime sauce. I made and placed the fish in aluminum foil and fold each side up so that I can pour the sauce into the foil and cook it with the fish.
The fish came out with the scent of lime and with an excellent taste. It is flavorful with a bit of sour and saltiness. You know the food is good when you are drooling like it happened with me when I was eating the Roasted Thai Chili Lime Fish. The sensation of lime juice and zest triggered my taste buds like crazy. It is one of the most fulfilling recipes I’ve ever made. You can serve the fish with steamed vegetables, mash potatoes, rice, or tear it apart and make a fish taco.
Here is the recipe. I hope you like it as much as I do!
- • 4 (4 oz.) fish fillet
- • ½ tbsp finely chopped garlic
- • 1 lime zest
- • 2 tbsp lime juice
- • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- • 1 ½ tbsp fish sauce
- • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
- • 1 tbsp olive oil
- • 1 tsp sesame oil
- • ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 400-degree Fahrenheit.
- Mix garlic, lime zest, lime juice, rice vinegar, fish sauce, chili garlic sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, and salt in a bowl.
- Pour the sauce into a deep plate and plunge both sides of the fish fillet into the sauce.
- Place the fillet on aluminum foil and fold each side of the foil up (to guard the mixed sauce) and pour the rest of the sauce over the fish fillet.
- Place those aluminum foil beds on a cooking sheet and put it on the top rack of the oven.
- Broil the fish for 10 minutes. Enjoy!