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  • Sarah Tiong - Pan Fried Barramundi

    with Bok Choy and Asian Vinaigrette

    Serves 4

    Ingredients

    Asian Vinaigrette

    3 tbsp light soy sauce

    1 tbsp fish sauce

    2 tbsp Chinkiang vinegar

    juice of half a lime

    1 tbsp mirin

    4 birds eye chillies, finely diced

    1 long green chilli, finely diced

    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

    4 coriander stems, finely chopped

    2 slices ginger

    2 spring onions, finely sliced

     

    Shiitake mushrooms

    100g shiitake mushrooms, quartered

    1 tbsp rice bran oil

     

    Barramundi

    4 x 250g fillets of barramundi, skin on

    2 tbsp rice bran oil

     

    Braised Bok Choy

    2 tbsp rice bran oil

    4 bunches bok choy, outer leaves removed, halved lengthways

    2 slices ginger

    3 tbsp light soy sauce

     

    To serve

    bean spouts

    long red chilli, finely sliced

    coriander leaves

     

    salt and pepper, to season

    1. For the Asian Vinaigrette, place all ingredients and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and stir well to combine. Season to taste and set aside.
    2. For the Shiitake Mushrooms, heat oil in a large frypan over high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender. Season, remove from heat and set aside in the pan to keep warm.
    3. For the Barramundi, season the barramundi fillets with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large frypan over a medium heat. Fry the barramundi, skin side down, until the skin is crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Turn the fillets over and fry until just cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside on a warm plate.
    4. For the Braised Bok Choy, heat a large frypan over medium heat.  Add oil and place bok choy, cut side down, in the pan. Cook until caramelised, about 1-2 minutes. Turn the bok choy over, add the sliced ginger and soy sauce to the pan with a little water if necessary. Cover and steam until tender and liquid has evaporated, about 2-3 minutes.
    5. To serve, remove ginger slices from Asian Vinaigrette and discard. Place bean sprouts in a pile on each plate.  Arrange 2 bok choy halves and a few quarters of Shiitake Mushroom next to the bean sprouts.  Place a piece of the Barramundi on top of the bean sprouts.  Garnish with red chilli and coriander leaves.  Serve immediately with the Vinaigrette on the side.
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