To commemorate Chinese New Year, I am sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes: Sizzling Flounder. Simple Asian flavors surround this healthy, light and delicious dish – a must try for my readers.
This year, Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster – begins today, on Saturday January 28 and lasts until February 15th, 2018. The time to celebrate a year of hard work, have a good rest, and relax with family – and to wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year.
Here is a wholesome, tasty meal that requires little time and hassle to put together. Seriously, this is a fantastic recipe – that happens to be healthy.
It’s fun to prepare – and if you thought steamed fish is boring, or tasteless, think again!
The fillets are poached in broth, topped with sesame seeds, lemon rind and salt & pepper. The “sauce” starts as a simple stir fry of colorful peppers and leaf spinach with a good dose of fresh minced ginger and sliced garlic. Lemon juice and tamari (or soy sauce) are added and placed over the fish.
Here’s the sizzle: Sesame oil is heated and poured over all – hear the sizzle as the hot oil combines with the liquids and creates a sauce. Serve and with a rice pilaf – I’ve made one with “forbidden” black rice cooked in coconut milk and broth.
So when you see “lemon sole” in fish shops- it’s flounder. It’s a name given to winter flounder! Lemon sole is usually a larger fish or a bigger fillet.
Enjoy this healthy-inspired Chinese Dish!