12 minute Sticky Asian Sea Bass

12 minute sticky Asian Sea Bass - Soft, flaky fish with a sweet and spicy flavour kick.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword easy, fish with sauce, quick, sea bass, spicy
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Nicky Corbishley


  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 of a red chilli finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce replace with tamari if gluten intolerant
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled and minced
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 2 Sea Bass fillets - skin on
  • 1/2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar

To Serve:

  • Handful of fresh coriander torn
  • 1/2 red chilli sliced thinly
  • Slices of lime


  • Preheat the oven to 200c/400f
  • Mix the oil, chilli, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and lime in a small bowl.
  • Place the sea bass fillets, skin-side down, on a baking tray. Sprinkle on the cornflour and rub it into the fish gently.
  • Spoon on the honey-soy sauce mix (it will pour off a little, but that's fine). Sprinkle on the sugar and place in the oven to cook for 8 minutes. Half-way through cooking, open the oven and baste the fish with the sauce in the tray (it will be stickier now it's been in the oven).
  • Once the fish is cooked, take out of the oven and baste again with sauce, then sprinkle the top with coriander and slices of chilli.
  • Serve with lime slices and some boiled rice or salad.


Nutritional Information obtained using Calorie Count  Based on 1 sea bass fillet:

Nutritional Information

Serving: 177g | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.4g | Protein: 25.1g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 30.6g | Vitamin A: 4% | Vitamin C: 5% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 4%
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