Monday, February 18, 2013

steamed fish with black bean sauce

Hi!! i had some beautiful chilean sea bass kept and decided to make a nice dietry and tasty fish for dinner. This recipe is adapted from nobu s book and its just perfect for this fish. The flavors are very delicate making you enjoy the quality of this fantastic fish. The black bean sauce i used was by lee kum kee.....and according to me its the best black bean sauce in the market. here goes the recipe!!
Steamed fish with black bean sauce
4 thick fish fillets (about 1.25" thick)
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons Chinese salted black bean paste, mixed with a little sake
8 tablespoons sake (Japanese rice alcohol)
thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 bunch fresh chives, cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1. Season the fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. Spread the tops with black bean paste. Place fish into heatproof dish, add sake and steam for 10 minutes over high heat in a steamer.

2. While fish is steaming, use a vegetable peeler to slice the ginger into very thin slices, then use knife to julienne into thin slivers.

3. When fish is finished, remove the dish from the steamer and pour the accumulated cooking liquid onto a large deep plate for serving. Top the ginger slivers and the chives over the fish.

4. In a small frying pan, heat up the olive oil and sesame oil until just before it begins to smoke, then pour it over the fish. The chives and ginger should sizzle.

5. Transfer the fish to the plates containing the reserved steaming liquid and serve.

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