Recipe by Hey Jude
As some of you know, I'm a huge proponent of quick and easy after work dinners. Well, I hit the jackpot with this recipe that I found last week in the Chicago Sun-Times. My poor microwave is mostly used to reheat leftovers and pop my daughter's popcorn BUT, THIS recipe turned my microwave into a star! SIX minutes and our dinner was ready and it was absolutely delicious! OK, a little bit of prep but not much if you use some pre-prepared veggies, as I did. Put a pot of rice on to cook, get the fish ready and when the rice is done, cook the fish, it's SO simple! Did I mention it's healthy too? Ok, it's healthy too! The recipe calls for fish to be 1 1/2 inches thick but I used tilapia which, at it's thickest point, was about 3/4 inches thick and I used the same cook time....the fish was perfect and delicious. The prep time accounts for using the pre-prepared veggies, as I did.
- 1 lb salmon (as stated above, I used tilapia, 3/4-inches thick) or 1 lb grouper (as stated above, I used tilapia, 3/4-inches thick) or 1 lb other fish fillet, 1 1/2-inches thick (as stated above, I used tilapia, 3/4-inches thick)
- 1 (8 ounce) packagefresh sugar snap peas
- 1 cup sliced shiitake mushroom
- 1 tablespoon peeled minced fresh ginger
- 1⁄2 cup pre-shredded carrot (whoever invented these is a genius)
- 4 scallions, both white and light green parts, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- cooked rice, for serving
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut the fish into 1-inch wide strips and place in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Scatter the sugar snap peas, mushrooms, ginger, carrots and scallions evenly over the fish. It's going to look really pretty so take a moment to admire it.
- Combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce and vinegar in a small bowl and then slowly drizzle over the fish and vegetables. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, folding back one corner to allow the steam to escape.
- Place the dish in the microwave and cook on high power until the fish is cooked through and the vegetables are crisp tender, 6 minutes. Stop every 2 minutes to gently stir and reposition the fish so that the outside pieces are moved to the inside. ***I didn't really believe that the fish and veggies would be cooked in 6 minutes but they WERE and they were perfect. I set the MWave for 2 minutes and just gently rearranged the fish each time (3 times).
- Serve the fish and veggies with the cooked rice.