Thai Sea Bass With a Peanut and Sesame Salad
This is a really easy but really flavourful dish, perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner. The base salad is crunchy veg dressed in a peanut, lime, chilli, sesame, and soy dressing. I topped it with crispy sea bass fillets and more dressing, along with some lime wedges and extra peanuts. This dish would work well with any fish, particularly salmon, or even steak! You could also use this salad as more of a slaw, so this recipe is really adaptable. Super quick and easy, and a nice break from all the heavy comforting food we've been eating over the holidays!
- 2 Servings
- Prep time: 15 Minutes|Cook time: 15 Minutes|Total time: 30 Minutes
For the dressing
For the salad
- Start by making your dressing. In a small bowl or jug, whisk together your soy sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, oil, chillies, and half of your peanuts. Don't forget to taste and adjust as necessary.
- Next, move on to your salad. In a large bowl combine your thinly sliced veggies. Toss with half of your dressing, and make sure everything's well coated. Cover, and leave to sit for at least 20 minutes to let the flavours mingle.
- Remove the sea bass fillets from the fridge, and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper on both sides, then heat a non-stick pan on high with some vegetable oil.
- When the pan is hot, place the sea bass in the pan, skin side down. Press each fillet down to stop it curling up.
- Reduce the heat to medium/high, then leave to cook for around 4 minutes until the skin is crispy.
- Flip the fish, and leave to cook for another 1-2 minutes until the fish is cooked through.
- Remove from the pan. Arrange your dressed salad over your platter, and place the fish on top. Finish with the rest of your dressing, and your remaining chopped peanuts. Serve with extra lime and coriander. Enjoy!