Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Microwaved Fish?

This was curious. Another recipe from Everyday Food. A very fast marinade for fish, which you allow to sit for 20 minutes, then a few minutes in the microwave. Done. I think most fish will work for the recipe. It calls for cod, I used halibut. Tilapia would be lovely. Most white fish would work. For the halibut fillets below, I cooked them for 3 minutes, 30 seconds. 3 minutes would have been enough. So for a fast, light dinner or lunch, give this one a try.

Steamed Cod with Ginger
from Everyday Food
Serves 4

4 scallions, white and green parts separated and sliced
2 TB minced, peeled fresh ginger
2 TB rice vinegar
2 TB vegetable oil
1/4 tsp red-pepper flakes
1 tsp sugar
Coarse salt
4 skinless cod fillets
Cooked rice, for serving (optional)

1. In a shallow 2 quart microwave-safe dish, stir together scallion whites, ginger, vinegar, oil, red-pepper flakes and sugar. Season with salt. Marinate cod in dish for 20 minutes, turning once.

2. Cover dish with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Let stand, covered, until fish is opaque throughout, 5 minutes. Top with scallion greens. Serve fish with rice if desired.

1 comment:

Dancer in DC said...

Considering how fast this was to cook, I give it a thumbs up. A good choice for a quick weekday meal.

We had it with rice, but for a more filling meal you might consider parsley potatoes, or your favorite pasta side dish.