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    Baked Sea Bass in Sweet Coconut Milk

    Exotic enough for a dinner party but still healthy enough to feel virtuous!

    Difficulty

    Medium

    Serves

    2

    Prep Time

    5 mins

    Cook Time

    30 mins

    Exotic and healthy, this sea bass dish is perfect for serving at a dinner party, or to your partner on a Thursday date night.

    Here's what you'll need...

    • 4 whole sea bass
    • 2 limes
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1 knob of ginger
    • 1 chilli
    • 100g of peanuts
    • 4 star anise
    • 1 tin of coconut milk
    • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
    • Basil

    Here's how it's done...

    Step 1

    First, pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. And while that’s heating up, roughly chop the chilli, garlic and ginger, and blend together in a food processor.

    Step 2

    Put your blended mixture into a frying pan, along with the coconut milk, and let it simmer. Add in the sugar, continuing to stir whilst it dissolves.

    Step 3

    Make scores in both sides of the bodies of the sea bass. Then, line a baking tray with foil and place the sea bass on top. Season each sea bass with a star anise and a handful of basil.

    Step 4

    Pour the sugar/milk mixture evenly on top of the sea bass, and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes (or until a thin metal skewer can slide easily into the thickest part of the fish).

    Step 5

    Whilst the sea bass is cooking, dry toast the peanuts in a pan on the hob until they start to blacken.

    Step 6

    Remove the fish from the oven and serve with lime wedges.