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Sadia Hussain

Jan 7, 2019

Simple Thai Fish Recipe

I started making this simple recipe years ago to try to get my family to eat more fish. The tender pieces of fish with sweet and spicy sauce have become a favorite in my house.

I use frozen fish, bottled sauce, bell peppers and a few other simple ingredients which makes this a super easy recipe. I serve the fish with steamed rice but you can eat it with noodles or on its own.

This is a delicious, speedy meal to put together after a busy day so please give it a try and let me know how you like it!

Simple Thai Fish Recipe

Sadia Hussain




30 Minutes


  • 3 fish fillets, cut into medium sized pieces

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Cooking oil

  • 3 fresh lime leaves

  • 1 stick lemongrass, cut in half

  • 1 bottle Thai sweet chili sauce

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut in pieces

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut in pieces

  • A handful of coriander, chopped


  1. In a bowl, mix half the chopped garlic cloves, lemon juice and salt and mix with the fish pieces.

  2. In a large frypan, heat oil and lay the fish in the pan in a single layer.

  3. After 2 minutes, turn the fish over. After another 2 minutes, take the fish out on a plate and set aside.

  4. In the pan, add more oil, remaining garlic, lime leaves and lemongrass and sauté for a few minutes.

  5. Add chili sauce and sauté for a few minutes.

  6. Add fish back in the pan and spoon the sauce over each piece.

  7. Add bell peppers and coriander and simmer for 5 minutes.

Tips and Bits

You can use fresh fillets for this recipe.

I use White Fish or Cream Dory.

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