March 21

Vietnamese Turmeric Fish with Herbs & Mango Sauce

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Looking for an interesting spin on a holiday dish? Whether or not you’re celebrating, this lovely Vietnamese turmeric fish will be a feast for the eyes on your dinner table with unique flavours and vibrant colour.

This recipe comes from ChihYu, the founder, recipe developer, and photographer behind the blog I Heart Umami. Her recipe inspirations come from foods she enjoyed while growing up in Asia and from memories of her family. She uses paleo as a framework to re-interpret foods that people love back home.

Turmeric has long been used in Chinese and Indian cooking and serves as an agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, particularly in the anti-inflammatory category.

Marinate the fish in turmeric powder along with other spices and pan-fry it in separate batches with infused scallion and dill oil until the fish surface is in light golden brown. To go along with the fish, blend ripe mango with a few mint leaves as a dipping sauce to compliment this delicate dish.

If you love fish, I urge you not to miss this simple yet special dish that comes from the heart of Southeast Asia – Vietnam.[/fusion_text][fusion_imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] Vietnamese Turmeric Fish with Herbs & Mango Dipping Sauce - healthy fish recipe, paleo, clean eating. [/fusion_imageframe][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”5px” bottom_margin=”5px” sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=”” /][fusion_text]Looking for an interesting spin on a holiday dish? Whether or not you’re celebrating, this lovely Vietnamese turmeric fish will be a feast for the eyes on your dinner table with unique flavours and vibrant colour.

This recipe comes from ChihYu, the founder, recipe developer, and photographer behind the blog I Heart Umami. Her recipe inspirations come from foods she enjoyed while growing up in Asia and from memories of her family. She uses paleo as a framework to re-interpret foods that people love back home.

Turmeric has long been used in Chinese and Indian cooking and serves as an agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, particularly in the anti-inflammatory category.

Marinate the fish in turmeric powder along with other spices and pan-fry it in separate batches with infused scallion and dill oil until the fish surface is in light golden brown. To go along with the fish, blend ripe mango with a few mint leaves as a dipping sauce to compliment this delicate dish.

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Vietnamese Turmeric Fish with Herbs and Mango Dipping Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Main Course
Serves: 4 serves
Ingredients
Fish:
  • 1 ¼ lbs fresh cod fish, boneless and skinless, cut into 2-inch piece wide that are about ½ inch thick
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil to pan-fry the fish (plus a few more tablespoon if necessary)
  • Small pinch of sea salt to taste
Fish marinade: (Marinate for at least 1 hr. or as long as overnight)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine (Alt. dry sherry)
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Infused Scallion and Dill Oil:
  • 2 cups scallions (slice into long thin shape)
  • 2 cups of fresh dill
  • Pinch of sea salt to taste.
Mango dipping sauce:
  • 1 medium sized ripe mango
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp dry red chili pepper (stir-in before serving)
Toppings:
  • Fresh cilantro (as much as you like)
  • Lime juice (as much as you like)
  • Nuts (cashew or pine nuts)
Instructions
Steps:
  1. Marinate the fish for at least 1 hr. or as long as overnight.
  2. Place all ingredients under “Mango Dipping Sauce” into a food processor and blend until desired consistency.
To Pan-Fry The Fish:
  1. Heat 2 tbsp of coconut oil in a non-stick large frying pan over high heat. When hot, add the pre-marinated fish. *Note: place the fish slices into the pan individually and separate to two or more batches to pan fry if necessary.
  2. You should hear a loud sizzle, after which you can decrease the heat to medium-high.
  3. Do not turn or move the fish until you see a golden brown color on the side, about 5 minutes. Season with a pinch of sea salt. Add more coconut oil to pan-fry the fish if necessary.
  4. Once the fish is in golden brown color carefully turn the fish to fry on the other side. Once it’s done, transfer to a large plate. *Note: There should be some oil left in the frying pan. We are going to use the reminder of the oil to make scallion and dill infused oil.
To Make The Scallion And Dill Infused Oil:
  1. Use the remainder of the oil in the frying pan over medium-high heat, add 2 cups of scallions and 2 cups of dill. Turn off the heat once you’vef added the scallions and dill. Give them a gentle toss just until the scallions and dill have wilted, about 15 seconds. Season with a dash of sea salt.
  2. Pour the scallion, dill, and infused oil over the fish and serve with mango dipping sauce with fresh cilantro, lime, and nuts.

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