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    Steamed Opah (Moonfish)

    • Cook time: 15 Min Prep time: 15 Min Serves: 4

      4 opah fillets, (6-ounces each)
      salt and pepper, to taste
      3 Tbsp olive oil
      2 Tbsp dry white wine

      1 Tbsp chinese parsley, minced
      1 Tbsp green onions, minced
      1 Tbsp ginger, minced
      1 12 Tbsp light salad oil
      salt, to taste
      white pepper, to taste

      2 c heavy cream
      1 c shiitake mushrooms, sliced
      1 Tbsp shoyu (soy sauce)
      1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, sliced thinly, then finely julienned into shreds
      1 Tbsp chinese parsley, minced
      salt, to taste
      white pepper, to taste

      1. To prepare this dish you need a steamer, or you can improvise like the Chinese do with a regular covered pot into which you put a bowl upside down with a plate on top.
      2. Season the opah with salt and pepper and marinate in the olive oil and wine for 20 to 30 minutes.
      3. Mix Ginger Pesto ingredients. Arrange the fish in your steamer and spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto on each fillet. Steam for 6 to 8 minutes, or until done.
      4. Serve on top of a dollops of Garlic Mashed Potatoes, surrounded by Ginger Cream Sauce.
      5. To make the sauce, combine cream, mushrooms, shoyu and ginger. Bring to a boil, lower heat and let simmer until reduced to the consistency you prefer. Fold in Chinese parsley and adjust seasonings with salt and white pepper.

      Recipe courtesy of Just a Pinch