Wednesday, June 14, 2006
A Simple Dinner of Fish
I had a killer headache yesterday and I wanted to make some really light and simple for dinner. I pulled out some frozen Mahi Mahi and made a slaw using my handy-dandy mandoline. Gadgets like these make throwing together a meal easy. I julienned the veg with it, then minced my garlic and ginger using my microplane. Check out the pic of the mandoline- this one is the French type and set me back $200 when I bought it in my first year of culinary school. You can buy the cheaper Japanese version made of plastic for about $20.
2 pieces Mahi Mahi or and other type of fish
3 medium sized carrots, juilenned
2 stalks celery, juilenned
1/4 red onion, julienned
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tb chopped parsley
1 tb veg oil
few drops sesame oil
1 tb soy sauce
a few drops fish sauce
4 tb chicken or fish stock or water
green onion for garnish
1. In a frying pan, sear fish on both sides until cooked through (about five minutes).
2. Meanwhile, in a wok or large frying pan, heat both oils and stir fry carrot, onion, celery, and garlic for about 2 minutes over medium heat.
3. Add ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce and chicken stock. Cover and simmer for approximately 3 minutes, until the carrots are soft.
4. Serve with white rice and spoon the juices from the veg over top of the fish.
5. Garnish with green onion.