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    Oriental Poached Fish

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    ChefMarvelIris's Note:

    Simple and delicious--an added bonus is that it's really good for you.

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    For the poaching liquid

    For the fish

    • 1 1/2-2 lbs fresh fish fillets (trout, striped bass, red snapper, catfish)

    For the sauce


    1. 1
      Combine poaching liquid ingredients with water to bring the mixture within 1 1/2 inches from top of fish poacher, Dutch oven or lidded pan. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add fish to poaching liquid. Cover pan; immediately turn off heat. Let fish cook, undisturbed for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir together soy sauce, sugar, sherry, vinegar, pepper and chicken stock in mixing bowl. Set aside.
    4. 4
      Transfer fish to warmed platter. Discard poaching liquid.
    5. 5
      Heat peanut oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat. When a wisp of smoke appears, add ginger and scallions. Cook, stirring and shaking for 1 minute; add sauce. Once sauce boils, pour contents of pan over fish. Serve at once.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 11, 2009


      Wonderful poaching medium. I served grouper over steamed rice. I did fudge in the poaching liquid, however. I used dry vermouth w/2 juniper berries--drank the gin myself. The sauce was exquisite. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks.

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    Nutritional Facts for Oriental Poached Fish

    Serving Size: 1 (265 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 414.5
    Calories from Fat 167
    Total Fat 18.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 93.7 mg
    Sodium 1943.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 12.0 g
    Protein 40.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh ginger

    rice vinegar

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