Baked Fish in Soy Ginger Sauce
photo by apprentice cook armi
- Ready In:
- 4 (6 ounce) white fish fillets (catfish, basa, or of your choosing)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 3 large scallions
- 1 piece ginger, peeled (2" X 1")
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste (careful with salt as regular bouillon and soy sauce are salty themselves !)
- Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
- Place fish fillets in a 13 X 9 inch baking dish.
- Dissolve the chicken bouillon cube in one cup boiling water, and set aside.
- Clean the scallions, and cut each in half (basically, separating white part from green); slice the green portions, then cut the white portion in matchstick-size pieces.
- Keep these apart, you will be using them separately.
- Slice the ginger into matchstick-size pieces.
- From the one cup bouillon, remove 1/4 cup and pour this over the fish; sprinkle the fillets with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper if using, then top with the green portion of the scallions.
- Place, covered, in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork.
- In a small bowl, mix the remaining bouillon with the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, cornstarch and 2 TBS water; set aside.
- Heat the oil in a small non-stick skillet.
- Add the scallion strips and the ginger and cook until golden (just a few minutes).
- Give the soy mixture a good stir, then add to the skillet.
- Heat to boiling, and boil stirring for 1 minute or until the sauce has thickened.
- Remove fish from oven and onto serving plates.
- Serve sauce over the fish.
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this is really good, reminds me of a dish they serve at a Chinese restaurant that is why I tweaked it a little bit to really be the copy of the one they served. I added some cubed tofu and doubled up the sauce recipe and added some chopped Chinese Cabbage. I posted a picture and hopefully the picture gets approved.
This was very good. I think it might be even better if the fish were sauteed in the sauce on the stove rather than baked. I think that might infuse the fish with the flavors even more. Note (perhaps only to me, being miss oblivious...) that cayenne pepper is very spicy, so watch that you don't add more than that 1/4 tsp (like I did...fire!)
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