Gingered Fish from the Islands

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This tasty exotic dish served with vegetable topping and dipping sauce will be one of our favorites. The original cooking way would be on the fire; Fish and vegetables wrapped together in banana leaves (the banana leaf can be replaced with aluminium foil). This homey version can be easily prepared in a baking mold in the kitchen oven. Done and posted for ZWT7

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make dipping sauce first. Mix all ingredients and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven for broiling (480 F, 250 C).
  3. Clean fish and pat dry. With a sharp knife cut 2 or 3 into the flesh slightly on the thickest part.
  4. Add all ingredients for the marinade. Smear the marinade onto the fish on both sides and into the cavity. Let ginger fibers inside of the fish.
  5. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile prepare your vegetables (ginger, pepper, green onion or scallions).
  7. Mix the ingredients for the topping in a pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or put them in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  8. Oil a grilling pan or use a non sticky sheet and put fish on it. Put fish into the oven and broil for about 8 minutes on the first side.
  9. Turn the fish and top with the vegetable mix.
  10. Broil for further 8 minutes.
  11. Take fishes out of the oven and transfer it on service plates.
  12. Serve the dipping sauce in a separate small bowl.
  13. Enjoy it!
  14. Note: I used one sweet Hungarian pepper for this recipe.
Most Helpful

i loved the sauce with the crunciness of the bell pepper i used .it had a decided asian thing going on which i loved . i poured some dipping sauce when i was cooking peppers and it worked for me the fish really absorbed the flavor

Dienia B. November 15, 2011

Scrumptious! Love the ginger and the spiciness of the chili peppers! Beautiful dish. I also really enjoyed the dipping sauce. I think it would also be great with shrimp or scallops. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe!

breezermom November 07, 2011

An easy eastern asian-styled dish, with layers of fresh flavors. At first glance, the recipe seems a little complicated, with so many sections, but it all goes together quickly. The marinade and the sauce can be made ahead. For the ZWT gluten-free challenge, I used a gluten-free soy sauce.

realbirdlady June 18, 2011