Pan Seared Flounder on Greens

pan seared flounder

Sauce:
3T sake
2T soy sauce
1T chile sesame seed oil
1T sesame seed oil
Juice of one lemon
1T rice vinegar
1t fish sauce
2T minced ginger
1T minced garlic
Salt to taste
Whisk until emulsified

Sauteed Greens:
1T sesame seed oil
1" ginger, coarsely chopped or finely sliced
1 shallot, finely sliced
1-2 cups spinach or other hearty green
1T sesame seeds

Fish:
⅔lb Flounder, with salt and pepper (Serves two)

Prepare the sauce.

In a warmed pan, add 1T sesame seed oil. When oil is hot, add ginger and shallot and sautee over medium high heat until tender and slightly caramelized (2-3 minutes). Add greens and stir until just beginning to wilt, add ~3T of the sauce and the sesame seeds, toss in pan until wilted. Plate.

In a fresh, warmed pan, add another 1T sesame seed oil. When hot, sear the flounder, 3 minutes per side or until browned. Add enough sauce to coat and flip after a minute. Plate fish on greens, add the rest of the sauce and cook down until a rich caramel brown and thickened, serve on top of fish.

Vaguely based on http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/seared-flounder-sesame-spinach

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