Sunday, October 9, 2011

Opah Steak with Cabbage Stir Fry and Miso, Honey, Lemon Sauce

Sous Vide Details: Cook Opah at 135F for 45 minutes

Ingredients, Serves 2:
  • 2 Opah steaks (also known as moonfish, sunfish and kingfish)
  • 1 t Sesame seed oil
  • 1 t Dillweed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cabbage Stir Fry:
    • 2 Tablespoons Peanut oil
    • 3 Cups Thinly sliced Napa Cabbage
    • 1 Cup Shredded carrots
    • 1 Cup thinly sliced sweet Maui onion
    • 4 Scallions, chopped
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Miso, Honey and Lemon Sauce:
    • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 2 Tablespoons White Miso paste
    • Juice from 1 lemon
    • 1 Tablespoon Honey
    • 1 Tablespoon Heavy cream
    • 1/4 Cup Water
    • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
    • Pepper to taste
I ran across Opah the other day at costco.  I've never had Opah, but a quick scan of the internet revealed it is a wonderful meaty/firm whitefish so I thought I'd give it a try.  I didn't find any recipes on the web so I decided to cook it like Mahi Mahi.

Cut the steaks to a nice individual size portion.  Season with salt and pepper and dill.  Drizzle sesame seed oil on and seal them in individual bags.  Preheat the bath water to 135F and drop them in for 45 minutes.

For the miso, honey, lemon sauce, heat the butter in a sauce pan on medium until melted.  Added miso, lemon juice, honey and 1/4 cup of water and whisk to incorporate. Reduce heat to low simmer and cook for 5 minutes.  Add cream and cilantro and pepper to taste.

To make the cabbage stir fry, heat the peanut oil in a large pan/wok then add onions.  Cook till softened and then add carrots, again cooking until softened.  Finally add cabbage, cilantro, scallions and 1/4 cup of water and toss until cabbage just wilts, about 2 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

When the fish is done, take it out of the water bath and open the bag.

Now you are ready for plating.  Spoon some  of the cabbage stir fry on the plate.  Place the Opah steak on top of the stir fry.  Spoon the Miso sauce over the fish and stir fry. Add your favorite side dish and your ready to serve!

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