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Red Snapper Sesame Noodle Salad

with Blonde American Lager

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Red Snapper Sesame Noodle Salad

Mains
Prep time:
1 Hour
Cooking time:
45 Mins
Serves
8

Ingredients

2 bags Ramen noodles

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 bunches scallions, thin sliced

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sesame oil

1/2 cup tahini

1/8 cup chili oil

2/3 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup molasses

 

Lemongrass marinade for red snapper:

2 stalks of lemongrass, crushed and chopped

fresh cilantro

1/2 cup of white miso

1 cup of Mirin (Japanese rice wine)

8 pieces red snapper, about 7 oz. each

 

Cucumber Ribbons:

2 seedless cucumbers peeled into ribbons

1 cup rice wine vinegar

½ cup sugar

½ cup water

2 tablespoons salt

Prep time:
1 Hour
Cooking time:
45 Mins
Serves
8

Boil the noodles in lightly salted water for 2–2 1/2 minutes, strain and cool. In a bowl, toss noodles with 1/2 cup soy sauce and thinly sliced scallions.

To make the dressing, add remaining soy sauce to a saucepan and reduce by half over heat. Add molasses, chili oil, sesame oil and tahini. Stir the dressing until smooth then add to the noodles and toss.

Lemongrass Marinade for Red Snapper:

In a bowl, thoroughly mix lemongrass, cilantro, miso and Mirin wine.

Pour the marinade over the top of your snapper and rub on all sides. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one hour. Wipe off excess marinade before pan-searing fish.

To cook the snapper, preheat a sauté pan lightly covered in canola oil over high to medium heat. Sear fish skin side down, this will be inclined to stick so move the fish around as little as possible until skin becomes crispy. Flip and continue to cook for a couple of minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. The flesh should appear slightly flaky.

Cucumber Ribbons:

In a small saucepan heat vinegar, sugar, water and salt until the sugar dissolves. Pour over cucumbers and cool.

To plate this dish, twist the desired amount of noodles in a nest on the plate. Place some cucumbers to the side of the noodles. Lean the red snapper against the noodles so that the cucumbers are visible. Enjoy.

Goes perfectly with Guinness® Blonde American Lager