With all my recent baking escapades, I needed some temple food to get back on track, and kick start the regime again.
This is just a really healthy way to cook a piece of fish without compromising on flavour. I used hake, but a firmer fish like kingklip would probably work even better. Its fuss free and oh so very simple. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
I made up a marinade with the following ingredients:
- 1 Tbsp lime juice (used the bottle version)
- 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce (a touch of sweet)
- chunk of ginger grated
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tbsp ponzu citrus (or soya sauce)
- pinch of chilli flakes
- handful of thai basil leaves (normal would be fine)
I placed the fillet of hake on top of half of the basil. Mix the marinade and pour over the fish and top with the rest of the basil leaves.
Seal up the foil parcel tightly and bake in the hot oven for about 20 minutes until cooked through and flaky.
Its very saucy, great for hake which is crying out for flavour.
This is supper for me with steamed vegetables. Shiny sparkly halo.