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6 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Baked Fish with Sticky Sauce

With Asian spices, this dish is a terrific for fish lovers.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Make 3 deep slashes in one side of the fish, brush with oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  2. Place in greased baking dish and bake 25 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a wok over high heat.
  4. Add garlic and cook until golden – transfer to paper towel to drain. Add ginger and chilli to wok and stir-fry for 1 minute, then add sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and tamarind.
  5. Cook for 1-2 minutes until syrupy – transfer to a jug and set aside. Clean and dry wok and add remaining oil over high heat.
  6. When hot, add completely dry Thai basil and fry 1-2 minutes until crisp.
  7. To serve, place fish on a platter, pour sauce over and garnish with garlic, basil, shallots and coriander.
  8. Note - if you can't find tamarind concentrate or paste, substitute 1/4 cup lime juice mixed with 2 teaspoons molasses.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 504 calories in 1 serving of Baked Fish with Sticky Sauce.
Calorie break-down: 39% fat, 23% carbs, 39% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 193
Calories 504
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 21.48g 33%
  Saturated Fat 4.988g 25%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 9.734g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 5.284g  
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 1473mg 61%
Potassium 1365mg  
Total Carbohydrate 28.18g 9%
  Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
  Sugars 24.53g  
Protein 48.68g  
Vitamin A 51% Vitamin C 315%
Calcium 132% Iron 102%
of RDI*
(504 calories)
25% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (22%)
Fat (39%)
Protein (39%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories