Quick and Easy Spicy Fish

Quick and Easy Spicy Fish


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About this recipe: This fish dish is spicy, delicious and low in fat. Fish is stuffed with chilli and chives, then rubbed with spices, before being microwaved to perfection.


Serves: 2 

  • 1 (350g) freshwater fish, cleaned and patted dry
  • 10g pickled red chilli peppers, finely chopped
  • 10g Chinese chives, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:21min 

  1. Stuff the fish with the chilli peppers and chives.
  2. Rub the salt, MSG, chilli powder, 1/2 of the cumin and the oil all over the outside of the fish.
  3. Place the fish on a microwave-safe dish.
  4. Set the microwave oven to the medium-high power. Place the fish into the microwave and cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Take the dish out and sprinkle the with the remaining cumin. Microwave for 2 more minutes or until the fish is cooked through and the flesh flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Scatter the fish with spring onions before serving.


Chinese chives are also known as garlic chives. These along with monosodium glutamate can be found in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops.

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