Last weekend Alex created the best tasting fish marinade I think I've ever had. I'm totally not exaggerating. It was really just a spur of the moment thing and since we were just making a quick fish meal, I didn't even take a picture! I wasn't expecting to blog about this simple dinner but it turned out to be so fantastic I just have to share it.
This marinade is soy sauce based and would work great on most white fishes. We were having rockfish the other night because it happened to be on sale at Whole Foods. As I've mentioned before, we love buying our meat and fish at Whole Foods- but you can't always spring for the $25 per/lb sea bass, you know? I think tilapia or mahi mahi (two other inexpensive fishes) would also work out great as would cod, or that amazing sea bass.
The fish cooked up super quick in a hot pan with a little of the marinade and we just removed the fish and sauteed up a little bok choy in that same pan. Bok choy cooks in just minutes so it was ready to go way before the fish got cold. A 20 minute dinner, if that. But SO delicious. And healthy even!
Asian Fish Marinade- by Mr. Pears
(for approx 1 lb of fish)
4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Mix the (3!) ingredients together in a small glass bowl or in a small saucepan. You can either microwave the bowl for about a minute, or bring it to a boil in the pan. Allow it to cool before pouring it into a zip-lock type bag with your fish. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour before cooking.
Cook fish in a hot pan with a little of the marinade. (Cook time will vary- but for a one inch thick piece, cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on one side then 2 to 3 minutes longer after you flip.)
And sorry again about the lack of picture. I just wasn't expecting to blog about my quickie rockfish/bok choy dinner! Maybe I should have taken a picture of my practically licked clean plate. :P