Asian Style Baked Tilapia

Seared Fish Drenched with Sauce


  • Tilapia : 1 ( whole and cleaned)
  • Ginger Paste: 1 tsp
  • Garlic Paste : 1 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil :3 tbsp
  • Vinegar : 4 tbsp
  • Salt : 2 pinch
Marinating the Tilapia

For the sauce:

  • Minced Garlic: 2 tsp
  • Oyster Sauce : 2 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce : 3 tbsp
  • Fish Sauce: 2 tsp
  • Hot Sauce/Chill Sauce/Chilli Paste : 3 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice/Vinegar: 1 tsp
  • Rice Vinegar (optional): 1 tsp
  • Chopped Parsley/Coriander (optional) : 2 tsp

    (Disclaimer : this is a rough estimate, feel free to adjust according to your palate. I basically taste it as I go along and add whatever I think is needed)
Mixing the Sauce


Wash the fish with vinegar and water thoroughly to get rid of the strong pungent smell of the fish. Make deep scores on both sides using a sharp knife. Rub the fish with ginger paste, garlic paste and salt well on both sides and leave to marinate for 30 mins- 2 hours. Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients to create the sauce and set aside.

In a non stick pan, add the cooking oil and turn the heat on to medium high. Once the pan is hot, add the fish to sear, 4 minutes on each side on high heat. Set it aside once done.

Transfer the fish (and the oil in which it was cooked) in a baking pan/tray and pour the sauce over the fish. You should have enough sauce to drench the fish from all sides.

Bake the fish for 30 mins at 400′ F/200’C for 30 mins. Serve immediately!

Asian Style Baked Tilapia : Fresh out of Oven

If you decide to this recipe a try this let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts!

With Love

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