This recipe is a delicious yet low-fat meal that is quick to prepare on a weekday evening.
1 sea bream (about 350 grams)
1/2 cup of water
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cm of ginger root, sliced
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon of soy bean paste
1 hot chili pepper, chopped
1 stalk of green onion, chopped
dash of white pepper
basil and mint leaves to serve
1. Mix water with garlic, ginger, sugar, fish sauce, soy bean paste, hot chili pepper together in a frying pan.
2. Add fish and simmer till tender and water reduced (about 10 – 15 minutes), turning fish approximately half way through the cooking time.
3. When fish cooked, add green onion and white pepper.
4. Serve garnished with basil and mint leaves on a bed of steamed jasmine rice.