Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fish with Lemony Soy Glaze

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sherry
1 1/2 pounds fish steaks
6 cloves garlic, crushed
6 slices fresh ginger root, quarter-size
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon green onion, minced
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

In a 2-cup microwave measuring cup, mix the soy sauce, sugar and sherry. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute, stir to dissolve the sugar. Place fish steaks in a single layer in a dish. Add half the soy sauce mixture, along with half the garlic and half the ginger to the fish and marinate 20 to 30 minutes, spooning the mixture over the fish a few times during the period.

Preheat the broiler or grill. Combine the remaining soy sauce mixture with the remaining garlic and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and allow to reduce to about 1/3 cup (3 to 4 minutes), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and, with a fork, remove garlic and ginger pieces, pressing to extract sauce. Stir lemon juice, green onions and sesame seeds into reduced mixture (it's now a glaze) and set aside.

Transfer fish from its marinade to the broiler and broil fish pieces about 3 inches from heat until lightly browned and firm (8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness) turning once. Or, grill the fish, if desired. Serve each portion topped with glaze.

Source: Washington Post 7/20/94

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