Asian style fish
* 2 whole tilapia cleaned and gutted
* 1 red chilli, sliced
* 2 Tbsp crushed ginger
* 1 tsp crushed garlic
* 3 lemongrass stalks
* 60ml lime juice
* 2 Tbsp sesame oil
* 120ml soy sauce
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 80ml water
•Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
•Score the fish on each side:
make 3 incisions on each side so more flavour can enter the fish. Season with salt and pepper on each side.
•Combine the sesame oil, garlic , 1 lemongrass stalk chopped , soy sauce and lime juice in a small bowl. Rub the mixture all over the fish, the incisions and inside the cavity.
•Place the fish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
•While fish is baking, make the ginger and lemongrass syrup :
In a saucepan over a medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the 80ml of water.
Add 2 lemon grass stalks, ginger, sliced chilli and leave to simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat.
•Once fish is cooked, Drizzle with the lemongrass – ginger syrup and enjoy with sticky rice.