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Steamed Fish with Spicy Ginger Sauce

Ingredients

SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tbsp Vital Garlic Ginger Sesame soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

FISH:

  • 4 hake fillets
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leek (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup (1-inch) julienne-cut carrot
  • 1/2 cup (1-inch) julienne-cut red bell pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cilantro sprigs (optional)

Instructions

  1. To prepare sauce, combine first 6 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

  2. To prepare fish, lightly score each fish fillet by making 3 (1/4-inch-deep) crosswise cuts with a sharp knife. 

  3. Combine onions and 1 tablespoon ginger, tossing well.

  4. Rub about 2 tablespoons onion mixture evenly into slits of each fillet.

  5. Sprinkle fillets with salt and black pepper. 

  6. Combine leek, carrot, and bell pepper; arrange half of leek mixture in a 10-inch pie plate. 

  7. Pour half of sauce over leek mixture; arrange fillets in a single layer over leek mixture. 

  8. Top fillets with remaining leek mixture; drizzle with remaining sauce.

  9. Open a small metal vegetable steamer; place steamer upside down in a large, deep wok. 

  10. Add water; bring to a simmer. Wearing oven mitts, carefully place pie plate on top of inverted steamer. 

  11. Cover and cook 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. 

  12. Wearing oven mitts, carefully remove pie plate from wok. 

  13. Garnish with coriander sprigs, if desired.

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