Thai Baked Sea Bass with Fragrant Rice

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By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1997

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You can sometimes order banana leaves from a good Asian or exotic greengrocer. If that fails wrap the fish in foil or greaseproof paper.


For the Dipping Sauce

  • 25 ml sesame oil
  • 1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
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First, make the dipping sauce. Heat the sesame oil in a pan and fry the chilli, ginger, lemon grass and lime leaves slowly with the garlic for 1 minute to soften and release the flavours. Add both soy sauces, bring the mixture to the boil, then cool and pour it into a bowl or, ideally, individual soy dishes.

Now for the rice: simmer the lemon grass with the lime leaves in the salted wat