In a mortar, lightly pound
Garlic (3 cloves)
, stems of the
Fresh Cilantro (5 sprigs)
Green Chili Pepper (2)
with a pestle until a coarse paste forms. Add the
Lime Juice (1 oz)
Fish Sauce (2 Tbsp)
Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 pinch)
. Mix with a spoon to combine. Set paste aside.
Whole Sea Bass (1.8 lb)
on a baking sheet that will fit inside the oven. Spread the reserved paste over the top, making sure to work it into the scores if using a whole fish.
Transfer the fish to the oven. Cook the fish on "Humidity High" program on level 2 for 30 minutes on 85 degrees C (185 degrees F).
Transfer the fish to a serving platter. Spoon leftover juice over the fish. Drizzle the fish with lime juice, if desired. Garnish with
slices and cilantro leaves.