Tilapia in Thai sauce

Tilapia in Thai sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Use this sustainable white fish in place of cod, to make an easy one-pan supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
328
protein
28g
carbs
25g
fat
14g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
10g
salt
2.94g

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • small piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • juice 1 lime, plus 1 lime chopped into wedges, to serve
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • handful Thai basil leaves or coriander leaves

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Method

Coat the fish fillets in the cornflour, then set aside. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, sizzle the fillets for 2-3 mins on each side until crisp, then remove and keep warm. In the same pan, briefly fry the spring onion, garlic and ginger, then add the soy sauce, brown sugar and lime juice and simmer until slightly syrupy. Spoon the sauce over the fish, scatter with chilli, Thai basil or coriander, then serve with the lime wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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elibet's picture
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happening on tilapia today in waitrose, I searched for a suitable recipe online and found this - improvised all the way with whatever I had to hand- equal quantities of palm sugar and soy sauce, a lemon instead of lime, a green Lebanese chilli instead of the red, and coriander , no ginger - I didn't have any, and it was still delicious, Judging from the groans of pleasure from the family, and orders make it again next week, I'd say it is a definite hit. And so easy to make !
Thank you barney

geedev's picture
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I added one thinly sliced onion to the garlic and ginger sauce. Very good recipe.

nicholas3c's picture
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Absolutely delicious, am new to this website and this was the first dish i cooked, so tasty could not believe this was something i had cooked!

bengalcat's picture
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I made this last night and it was pretty good! Would make it again... served it with egg fried rice with a splash of soy sauce in it!

shirls1's picture
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Delicious! I made double quantities of sauce and served it with coconut rice. The whole family loved it and it was quick and easy to make. What more can you ask for in a recipe!

nixnoonoo's picture
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delicious, first time we’d tried tilapia & this recipe certainly complemented the fish.

babsknight's picture
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We thought this was very delicious but would double the sauce ingredients next time, as others have previously suggested. Served with Thai noodles.

isobela's picture

Served ours with small cod steaks. I put a handful of prawns in with the sauce. New baby potatoes, sugar snaps and spinach out of the garden made a great saturday night supper - yum!

kayubi's picture

i made this for dinner this evening and it was fantastic!! so tasty, the tilapia was meaty with crispy edges and the thai sauce was amazing!! i think this'll be a firm staple for dinnertimes

medinaitieva's picture
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Used cod and loved it! Added spinach and pak choi, couldn't find Thai basil, and it was absolutely delicious! Used lemon instead. Would cook it again for sure.

jennypiccolo's picture
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delicious and a great way to introduce the kids to Thai flavours as the chilli is added as a garnish.

patprima's picture
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We used a whole tilapia, scored and coated in tempura batter. Very good indeed.

vividarling's picture
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A simple, fast and delicious recipe... I used the sauce with Sea Bass and will be sure to make again using Tilapia. Served with Jasmine rice and steamed pak choi with oyster sauce. Mmm... delicious!

jloams68's picture

used lemon too it was delicious! would make it as a starter for friends it was so tasty and the textures were great too.

galaxy55's picture

Had to use lemon instead of lime. Hubby & I thoroughly enjoyed this dish & will cook it for my Thai daughter in law with confidence

geoffv's picture
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I rated it 4star. Doubled sauce quantities per suggestions - really good. Served it with "Yellow Rice" - yummy combination.

dancingbunny's picture
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Really excellent sauce! So delicious and easy! I used cod as well. Unfortunately my frying pan isn't non-stick so the fish fell into pieces as I turned it over but it was ok as it fell into perfect big flakes and it was delicious all the same. I just served it with crusty bread. Will make this for my dad next time I see him as he loves fish and I think he'll be pleasantly surprised. Fingers crossed!

chefette2u's picture

Excellent! Good flavors and nice presentation, I will make this again for sure!

garyallchin's picture
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This is a wicked mix of flavours thet really work well, also really simple to cook. As others have suggested, double the sauce as it is so good, top marks!!

rachw09's picture
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Simple and delicious! I normally have chilli, garlic and ginger at all times, great basic ingredients to have at hand. This is quick and easy to make after a long day, but bursting with flavour and colourfulness! It is also very healthy!!

I make this time and time again.

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