When I arrived in Connecticut yesterday, I stopped at the market on my way to the house. The fish monger only had two varieties of wild caught fish. Salmon, or Sole. I could not remember a time in which I had prepared Sole, but I just wasn’t in the mood to make Salmon. In the end, I took a chance and decided to make a new recipe! Boy am I glad I did – it was delectable.
While standing in the checkout area, I ran a quick recipe search on my phone. I realized that I had all the ingredients in my pantry to make this lemon-soy marinade recipe from cooks.com. When I got home, I ended up putting my own twist on it, using fresh garlic instead of dry as the recipe suggests. It’s super easy, totally delicious, and made me feel confident enough that I think I will try cooking fish at home on a more frequent basis.
1 to 1.5 pounds of fish fillets or steaks
2 lemons for freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons of freshly minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 cup olive oil (Not extra virgin – plain olive oil has a more mellow flavor.)
Notes: You’ll want your fish to bathe in the marinade for about an hour before cooking it off, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time. It really takes no time at all to make the marinade. Plan for about 10 minutes. This is a great preparation for the outdoor grill, or under the broiler.
Method: Combine first five ingredients in blender; process it for about 10 seconds. With motor running, gradually add olive oil in a slow, steady stream. This process is called emulsification, and will create a thick mixture to pour over the fish. Place the fillets in a low pyrex baking dish, or rectangular roasting pan. Pour the marinade over the top of the fillets.
I put mine on a rack over a drip pan. I placed it under the broiler for about 10-12 minutes, until golden. About 5 minutes into the cooking process, I checked how quickly it was cooking and I brushed on a bit more marinade.Image: Pinterest via Roost, Pinterest via Jennys Hus, lemon juice is my own.