Poached Fish with Orange and Sesame Sauce


2 fillets Red Emperor

4 slices of fresh ginger

1 tbls tamari

1 tbls sezchuan pepper


2 tbls sesame seeds

2 tbls shiro miso paste

½ cup fresh orange juice

1 tbls coconut palm sugar

1 tbls tamari

1 tbls rice wine vinegar

1 tbls mirin

1 tbls ginger, grated

2 spring onions, finely chopped

1 tbls chives, chopped


Place the fish in a deep pan and cover with water. Add the ginger, tamari and sezchuan pepper. Poach the fish over a gentle simmer for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile grind the sesame seeds either in a mortar and pestle or spice/coffee grinder. Place these in a bowl and mix with the miso paste, OJ, sugar, vinegar, mirin and ginger. Taste and adjust as you like.

To serve, place the fish in a shallow bowl then pour over the sauce. Scatter with spring onions and chives. Serve with extra sauce on the side and garnish with orange wedges.

Serves 4