We all have days when we don’t really feel like cooking or just want something we can pull together really quickly, especially when cooking for yourself. This simple recipe is a great option for making yourself a meal with real food in 15 minutes.
I first came across this idea of cooking fish in the microwave from the book Shoku-Iku: Japanese Conscious Eating for a Long and Healthy Life by Makiko Sano (see my review of the book in this post here. It works really well – just cooking it for about 5 minutes on a lower setting than you normally use in the microwave and letting it rest for a few minutes cooks the fish quite nicely. The only thing to watch out for is the steam from the hot dish when you remove the cling wrap, so I suggest peeling back the far edge of the cling wrap first and keeping your hands clear of the steam, and/or wearing oven mitts.
This recipe serves 2, but if you are cooking for one you can save some for lunch the next day.
I know not everyone is happy to cook with a microwave oven. If microwaves aren’t your thing, you could steam the fish and vegetables in a steamer over a saucepan instead.
I made this with my mum on a recent trip to her place and we enjoyed a tasty, simple and healthy meal together.
I really like soba noodles and they give a nice “weight” to this otherwise light dish, but any type of noodles will do.
This recipe is deliberately made for one or two people, but you could easily multiply the quantities of the same ingredients for a larger group. Be sure to check that the fish is properly cooked before serving.
Do you have any quick dinner ideas?