Oven-Roasted Flounder with Bok Choy, Cilantro, and Lime Tell a Friend

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  • 1 - scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cups - coarsely chopped cilantro, plus small sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 cups - fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons - reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons - unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons - finely minced peeled giner
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons - vegetable oil, divided
  • - kosher salt
  • - freshly group black pepper
  • 1 pounds - baby bok choy (2-3 bunches), cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cups - sake or dry white wine
  • 4 - 4-oz filets flounder or other delicate white fish (up to 1/2" thick)
  • Directions:

    Arrange a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400°. Combine scallion, 1/4 cup cilantro, and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk in 1 1/2 tablespoon oil. Season cilantro-lime sauce with salt and pepper; set aside.

    Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over high heat until shimmering. Working in batches if needed, add bok choy, cut side down, and sear until golden brown, 2-4 minutes per batch. Turn bok choy cut side up and remove pan from heat. Add sake. Season flounder fillets with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer over bok choy. Roast in oven until fish is just cooked through, 8-10 minutes.

    Spoon sake sauce from skillet into the bottom of 4 shallow bowls, dividing evenly. Add bok choy to each bowl, dividing evenly; top each bowl with 1 fish fillet. Spoon some cilantro-lime sauce over fish and garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve remaining cilantro-lime sauce alongside for drizzling.

    Brief Description

    Make sure the flounder fillets are no thicker than 1/2 inch; otherwise the bok choy will overcook while the fish finishes. Serve with steamed brown or white rice.

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    Category:  Fish or seafood

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 25 min


    Nutritional information
    4 servings, 1 serving contains:
    Calories (kcal) 260
    Fat (g) 14
    Saturated Fat (g) 1.5
    Cholesterol (mg) 55
    Carbohydrates (g) 6
    Dietary Fiber (g) 1
    Total Sugars (g) 2
    Protein (g) 24
    Sodium (mg) 580


    Bon Appetit, Dec 2012

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    January 1, 2013

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