- 2 lb. whole white fish (such as sea bass, branzino, or flounder), cleaned, leaving head and tail intact
- 3 tsp. sesame oil, divided use
- ½ tsp. fine sea salt
- ½ cup chopped green onions,divided use
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro,divided use
- 2-inch fresh ginger root, peeled, cut into matchstick-sized pieces, divided use
- 3 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- ¼ tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Drizzle a large baking dish with 1 tsp. oil; set aside.
- Rinse fish in cold water and pat dry with paper towels; season fish inside and out with salt.
- Transfer to prepared baking dish; sprinkle cavity and exterior of fish with half green onions, cilantro, and ginger.
- Bake fish for 35 to 45 minutes, or until flesh is opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.
- While fish is baking, combine soy sauce, honey, five-spice powder, remaining 2 tsp. oil, and the other halfgreen onions, cilantro, and ginger in a small bowl; set aside.
- Pour soy sauce mixture over fish. Let fish rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
(per serving, ¼ recipe)
- Calories: 232
- Fat: 7 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 685 mg
- Carbohydrate: 3 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Sugar: 2 g
- Protein: 36 g