Glazed Sea Bass With Scallion Pancakes And Cucumber Salsa
|Low fat milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 Large, lightly beaten|
|Thinly sliced scallions||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Toasted sesame seeds||2 Tablespoon|
|Sesame oil||1 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|For cucumber salsa|
|Cucumber||1 , peeled, seeded, and chopped|
|Low sodium soy sauce||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Rice wine vinegar||1 Tablespoon|
|Chopped scallions||2 Teaspoon|
|Chopped cilantro||2 Teaspoon|
|For sea bass and sauce|
|Sea bass fillets||12 Ounce (Four Fillets, 3 Ounce Each)|
|Soy sauce||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Mirin/2 tablespoons dry sherry mixed with 1/2 teaspoon sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sake/White wine||2 Tablespoon|
|Olive oil||2 Tablespoon|
For the pancakes and salsa.
In a bowl, whisk together the milk, flour, and eggs until blended (the batter will be slightly lumpy).
Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the cucumber salsa by stirring together all the ingredients.
Cover and let stand at room temperature to blend the flavors.
Stir the scallions, sesame seeds, oil, salt, and pepper into the pancake batter.
Spray a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
Heat the skillet over medium heat.
When the skillet is hot, pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan, tilting to coat the bottom.
Cook until bubbly on the surface and golden brown at the edges, about 1 minute.
Turn and cook 1 minute more.
Transfer to a plate.
Separate each pancake with waxed paper.
Repeat with the remaining batter to make 8 pancakes.
Cover and keep warm.
For the sea bass.
Cut each fillet in half and roll in flour to coat.
In a medium nonstick skillet over low heat, stir together the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and sake.
Stir frequently until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour the sauce into a small bowl.
In the same skillet, heat the olive oil until very hot.
Saute the sea bass for 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
Reduce the heat to medium, then stir in the sauce mixture.
Cook until the fish is cooked through, about 4 minutes more.
To assemble each serving.
Place a piece of bass on half of a pancake and spoon a teaspoon of the sauce over the fish.
Fold the pancake over the fish to make a half-moon shape, then fold the bottom of the pancake over to create a V-shaped bundle or roll into the traditional cylinder shape.
Arrange 2 filled pancakes on each serving plate.
Spoon the remaining sauce over the pancakes.
Garnish each serving with spoonfuls of the salsa.
Pass the remaining salsa with the fish.