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Sea bass with a chilli and lime glaze recipe

Sea bass with a chilli and lime glaze recipe

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Have dinner on the table in 15 minutes with this super quick sea bass recipe. Tender sea bass is brushed with a spicy chilli and lime glaze and served with simple broccoli for a stress-free dinner. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 386 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 6 sea bass fillets
  • olive oil
  • 2 spring onions, shredded into lengths
  • 1 red chilli, finely shredded into lengths
  • asparagus or Tenderstem broccoli, to serve

For the chilli, lime and brown sugar glaze

  • 4 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2-4 limes, juiced (5 tbsp juice needed)
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • red or white wine vinegar (optional)
If you don't have sea bass, try using another white fish

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    22g 32%
  • Saturates

    5g 24%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1.5g 26%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.1g Protein 38.9g Fibre 0.2g


  1. Preheat the grill to hot and put a baking tray under it (choose a good strong one that won't buckle).
  2. Make the glaze by mixing all the ingredients together. If it tastes too sweet (some limes are sweeter than others), add a splash of red or white wine vinegar.
  3. Brush the skin side of each sea bass fillet with olive oil. Brush the flesh side with the glaze, keeping 1 tsp back. Season well. When the tray is hot, carefully slide it out and put the sea bass fillets on it, skin-side down. Then slide back under the grill and cook for 4-5 mins or until the fish is cooked through. The timing on this will depend on the strength of your grill and how far from the heat your tray is.
  4. While the fish is cooking, put the remaining glaze in a small bowl with the spring onion, chilli and a splash of olive oil (enough to coat the ingredients). Transfer the cooked fillets onto warmed plates and top each with the glaze, plus some spring onion and chilli to serve.
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