miso "in love" sea bass
Without fail, every Valentine's Day I get a plethora of panicked texts, calls and messages from my guy friends frantically trying to figure out what they should do because "What??!! It's Valentine's Day in 3 days????" So I figure ... what better way for me to help than to post some recipes that will impress their dates and also not have the fire department to be called. Haha. Ladies this is not just for the men - this is just as perfect for an elegant meal for 2 on any occasion.
Ingredients: for 2 large servings
- Combine all the ingredients in the marinade in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds until all the sugar has melted and flavors meld. Set aside to cool.
- In the meantime dice up the bok choys and green onion. Toss together with your favorite vinaigrette - I used the Gyu Kaku onion vinaigrette with a squeeze of lemon. I also added crumbled ramen crackers for texture - but use what you have on hand - not going to lie ... one time I used rice crispy cereal and it was awesome.
- Once the marinade has cooled down, liberally divide the marinade on top of the two sea bass steaks. Let it sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
- Turn on your boiler (there's usually 2 settings of low and high and I use High) and adjust your racks to second to the highest notch..
- In a small pot of water, salt and boil the peeled and chopped sweet potato/yam for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain in the same pot and mash with a fork. ( Save you some dishes!)
- Season to your liking with salt, black pepper and fried shallots. Mix until the puree is creamy =) I do not like to add any
- Remove half of the marinade from your fish and place the fish on a foil lined cookie sheet * try not to get any marinade on the cookie sheet as it will get burnt. Broil for 12-15 or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Watch it carefully as every oven strength varies.
- Plate with bok choy salad, side of sweet potato puree and top it with your melt in your mouth Miso sea bass <3 Enjoy!!!