Fillet of Sole in Lime-Soy-Chilie-Ginger Sauce with Ginger Sesame Soba Noodles and Farmers' Market Veggies

I've missed you! 

We had a busy summer -- lots of trips and adventures, and I started a new job! (And, I've been preoccupied with my search for the perfect grandma pizza.) That doesn't mean I haven't been cooking. I just haven't had time to write much, and from the looks of my calendar for the fall, things aren't slowing down. So, apologies for the lax in recipe postings. Hopefully you're following me on Instagram -- I've been posting lots of food pics there.

We have a lovely weekend farmers' market near our apartment so loaded up with eggplant, squash, zucchini, broccoli and peaches. There were a couple fillets of sole in the fridge and I had some soba noodles in the pantry, so I decided to make fish with noodles and veggies. It was delicious.

I marinated the fish in lime juice, soy sauce, minced garlic, minced ginger, and a spoonful of chili paste for a few hours in the fridge. I didn't measure -- I just added enough juice and sauce to cover the fish, then flipped the fillets over about halfway into my marinating time.

For the noodle dish, I toasted some sesame seeds in a pan on the stove and prepared the soba noodles according to the package directions, then let them drain. I diced up two small eggplants and a large zucchini, and chopped up half a head of broccoli, then sauteed in sesame oil until the eggplant was soft, the zucchini tender-crisp and the broccoli bright green (add it last).

While the veggies cooked, I heated a bit of vegetable oil in a pan and cooked the fish over medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side until lightly browned. I sprinkled a bit of salt/pepper and fresh parsley before serving.  It was flaky and flavorful -- the marinade was a hit!
When it was time to eat, I put the noodles and toasted sesame seeds in a large bowl and added the veggies, then tossed with a garlicky, ginger sauce that I had made a bit earlier in the day (recipe below).  It was a light, lovely dinner for the end of summer.

Garlicky Ginger Sesame Sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
4 tsp minced gingerroot
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
1 TBS soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon extra fine sugar
Red pepper flakes
Salt to taste

Minimal MESS/ingredients/clean-up: Category 1

To Do:
  • Add all of the ingredients through the sugar to a medium-sized bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add the pepper flakes and salt to taste.
  • Let sauce marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. Adjust seasonings as needed before serving.
  • Enjoy!