Tuesday, July 29, 2008

seared ahi with curry oil and soy syrup

i have been so busy lately i've been cooking very simply and sadly not making dessert. wait that s a lie i did make my famous cookies for leah's birthday but i've already posted that recipe here. so, last night i decided i better blog dinner.
there is really nothing easier than searing ahi for a weeknight dinner. its one of my favorite fish. it has so much great flavor on its own that it really doesn't even need anything. but since i have turned my husband onto curry i use it whenever i can. this is so easy it doesn't even require a recipe. make more of these sauces obviously the more fish you have this is a ballpark idea for two pieces of ahi.
just pour a bunch of good quality curry powder, say 1/4 cup, into a bowl, whisk in a little oil to make a paste then pour in 1/2 - 1 cup oil and stir to blend. microwave for 30 sec to 1 min till its nice and fragrant then let the mixture sit for a few hours so the curry infuses the oil. strain when close to serving by pouring over a coffee filter of paper towel so you are just left with the beautiful yellow oil. for soy syrup, mix 1/2 cup soy sauce with 1/4 cup brown sugar and simmer until thick and syrupy.
heat up a pan very hot. season ahi with salt and pepper and maybe some chili flakes and spray both sides with pan spray (yes spray fish directly, my favorite trick.) sear fish on both sides to desired doneness, i only cook mine about 1 minute per side. then drizzle with both curry oil and soy syrup. i served last night with stir fried cabbage and broccoli and brown rice.

No comments: