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Baked Fish

with Sweet Potatoes and Tomatoes

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Baked Fish

Baked Fish - A delicious one-pan meal

30 min.
4 h. 30 min.
Ready in


for 2 servings
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 20 grams)
small dried Chile pepper
1 tablespoon
1 pinch
ground Allspice
Red snapper fillets (each about 160 grams, scaled and with skin)
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
11 ounces
medium Tomatoes
4 sprigs
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Kitchen utensils

1 Baking sheet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Food processor

Preparation steps

Step 1/9
Baked Fish preparation step 1

Peel and coarsely chop shallots and ginger root. Halve dried chile lengthwise and remove seeds. Squeze 2 tablespoons juice from lime. In a food processor, puree shallots, ginger, chile, soy sauce, 1-2 splashes of lime juice and the allspice until smooth. 

Step 2/9
Baked Fish preparation step 2

Cut slits in the skin of snapper fillets. Place fish in a bowl, pour shallot mixture over and turn to coat. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

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Baked Fish preparation step 3

Peel garlic and finely chop.

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Baked Fish preparation step 4

Mix together garlic, oil, remaining lime juice and curry powder in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

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Baked Fish preparation step 5

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into slices, about 2 cm (approximately 3/4 inch) thick. Dredge in spice mixture.

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Baked Fish preparation step 6

Transfer sweet potatoes to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 200°C (fan oven 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) until tender, 35-40 minutes.

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Baked Fish preparation step 7

Meanwhile, rinse tomatoes, wipe dry and cut into thick slices.

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Baked Fish preparation step 8

Remove fish from marinade and dab with paper towels to dry.

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Baked Fish preparation step 9

After sweet potatoes have baked for 15 minutes, top with tomatoes and fish, skin side up. Season with salt and pepper. Continue baking until fish is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle cilantro over the fish and serve immediately.

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