Fish fillet, 1 pound
Ginger, 1 tablespoon, minced
Oil, about 3 tbsp.
Garlic, 3 cloves, minced
Onion, 1 small, minced
Lemon or lime juice
Sugar, ½ cup
Marinate fish in pepper, ginger, cilantro and fish sauce for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare caramel sauce by combining sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon or lime and 4 tbsp water. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn off heat when thick, pour on to a small bowl and set aside.On the same pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and sear fish on both sides, reserve the marinade. Remove from heat.
Add a little more oil (if needed) ,add onion and garlic until light brown. Pour in marinade and caramel syrup. Stir together.Add fish and let simmer for a few minutes.
Add juice of remaining half of lime or lemon and turn off heat.
Serve and garnish with cilantro.