This easy, flavor-packed healthy sheet pan dinner is perfect for a weeknight or date night and comes together in about 30 minutes. Sheet Pan Thai Baked Fish with Broccolini has a sweet and spicy glaze easily pulled together with ingredients in your pantry.
“This was fantastic – my husband said it was the best dinner I ever made!”
Why This Recipe is a Keeper!
Here’s an easy Thai fish recipe you’re going to love! A slightly spicy Thai sweet chili and lime glaze blankets fish fillets which are then baked with broccolini and garlic for the ultimate healthful and easy weeknight dinner–on one pan!
This Thai fish recipe with sweet chili sauce is:
- Doesn’t require any special knife skills.
- Comes together in about 30 minutes.
- Uses ingredients you may already have in your pantry.
If fish is not your thing, this would be equally delicious with chicken cutlets or tofu.
Let’s make this easy, delicious Thai-inspired fish dish!
How to make Sheet Pan Thai Baked Fish with Broccolini:
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this sheet pan baked fish recipe along with how to prep the ingredients. See the recipe card below for the exact quantities.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions:
- Broccolini: Broccolini is a green vegetable that’s a hybrid of conventional broccoli and Chinese broccoli. It’s similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thinner stalks with a sweet flavor reminiscent of broccoli and asparagus. The entire plant is edible and requires very little prep–a quick trim of the bottom of the stem is all it requires. Because it’s sold in bunches, that’s easy to do with one cut.
- Fish Sauce: Fish sauce is a condiment and flavoring liquid made from fish that’s coated in salt and fermented–sometimes up to two years. It’s a staple seasoning in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Each country in that region has its own version. Thai fish sauce , otherwise known as nam pla is the most common fish sauce and is readily available at international markets or the international aisle of most grocery stores.
- Sweet Chili Sauce: Also known as Thai sweet chili sauce, this condiment is made with red chili peppers (often Fresno chile, Thai or red jalapeños), rice wine vinegar, garlic, sometimes fish sauce and sugar. It’s popular in Thai, Afghan and Malaysian cuisine.
- Fish Fillets: I used Australis barramundi which is available in the frozen fish section and is very mild. However, almost any fish can be used such as tilapia, flounder, sole, sea bass, halibut and even salmon.
- Gather and prep all the ingredients.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Place broccolini on a baking sheet along with thinly sliced garlic and minced ginger.
- Toss the broccolini, garlic and minced ginger with oil and move it to the edges of the sheet pan.
- Nestle the fish fillets in the center of the sheet pan.
- Mix up the sweet chili glaze. Combine the sweet chili sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, Sriracha and remaining ginger in a small bowl.
- Pour the sweet chili-lime glaze over the fish.
- Add lime wedges…
- And bake!
- That’s it!! A delicious, easy, restaurant-quality sheet pan baked Thai fish recipe with broccolini for a healthy, one-pan meal you both will love!
- Serve with jasmine rice, garnish with thinly sliced scallions and the incredibly juicy roasted lime wedges to bump up the flavor even more!
- Heating the lime wedges with the fish makes them super juicy and it’s better to squeeze warm or hot lime juice over a hot dish than lime juice that’s cold or room temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes! This can be assembled 24 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. Let sit at room temperature while the oven preheats.
Broccoli has a thick stem and a large head. Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli, has long, firm stalks that are thinner and more tender than those of broccoli, a few small leaves and small florets.
Almost any type of fish can be used in this Thai fish recipe: Sole, catfish, tilapia, cod, sea bass, halibut or salmon.
What to serve with baked Thai fish:
For more easy Thai-inspired recipes, try my:
- Thai Sesame Noodles with Tofu and Vegetables
- Vegan Thai Red Curry
- Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps with Mint Dressing and Vegetable Slaw
- Thai Salmon Cakes with Basil – Lime Mayonnaise
- Shrimp Pad Thai with Zucchini Noodles
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Sheet Pan Thai Baked Fish with Broccolini
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- 2 bunches broccolini
- 2 tablespoons canola oil - or as needed
- 2 teaspoon minced ginger - divided
- 3 cloves garlic - thinly sliced
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
- 2 large limes - 1 juiced (approximately 2 tablespoons), the other cut into quarters
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
- 2-3 (6-8 ounce) white fish fillets - such as barramundi, tilapia, flounder, sole, etc.
- Thinly sliced scallion - for garnish
- Cooked jasmine rice - for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place broccolini on a baking sheet. Drizzle with canola oil, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon minced ginger and sliced garlic. Toss to coat and spread out into one even layer. Tuck the garlic under the broccolini to prevent it from burning. Sprinkle the broccolini with a little salt.
- In a small bowl, whisk together sweet chili sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, Sriracha and remaining ginger.
- Nestle fish fillets in the broccolini.
- Pour sauce over the fish. Place lime wedges around broccolini and fish.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and broccolini is cooked and lightly browned around the edges.
- Serve fish and broccolini over jasmine rice. Pour any pan juices back over fish.
- Garnish with roasted lime wedges and thinly sliced scallion.
These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.