Sweet Black Pepper Fish


This is a tried and true dish, I’ve cooked it about 10 times and the family always eat it up. Very low in calories and fat, but tons of flavor!

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 2 tablespoons sauce)


  • 1/2  cup  water, divided
  • 3  tablespoons  sugar
  • 2 1/2  tablespoons  Thai fish sauce
  • 3  tablespoons  minced peeled fresh lemongrass
  • 1  tablespoon  minced fresh garlic
  • 1  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  cup  coarsely chopped green onions
  • 4  (6-ounce) halibut fillets
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh cilantro


Combine 1/4 cup water, sugar, and fish sauce in a large nonstick skillet; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add lemongrass, garlic, and pepper. Cook 1 1/2 minutes or until slightly reduced. Add 1/4 cup water, onions, and fish, and cook over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once. Sprinkle with cilantro.


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