Here is a little fish dish that really came out great.  This is all about using leftovers from another dish.  The sauce here is what gives this dish a different flavor because of the rich beef and soy bean combination.  Vegetable ash is another element that gives more depth to this dish. What is vegetable ash you say?  Well basically you take any vegetables that have natural sweetness or high sugar content to it like onions, carrots, parsnips, etc... and you completely burn them to a crisp.  You take those ashes and you grind them up into a powder.  On its own it taste like ash but when you add it to a protein or other elements it gives a smokey flavor that absolutely transforms the ingredients.  It is a great little "trick" to adding flavor and depth to a dish.   Here is the recipe I hope you enjoy it!

 

Black Cod 

1 lb of black cod cut into 4 oz pieces
2 tbsp of olive oil
salt to taste 

Black soy bean sauce see recipe

green onion ash
4 large bunches of green onion or spring onion charred completely

1 bunch of yellow beets boiled and peeled
1 bunch of baby carrots roasted
1 lb of green beans blanched
1/2 onion sliced
1 tsp of garlic clove minced
1/4 cup of grapes sliced
pea sprouts
fried garlic

 

For the vegetable ash

Turn you grill or oven on as high as it will go.  Place 4 large bunches of green or spring onion with their tops and char completely.   All the charred bits to dry completely and then place the ashes in a coffee grinder and pulse to a powder

For the Black bean sauce see the receipe

To finish the dish,

In a large saute pan on medium high heat add oil.  Season cod with salt on both sides and then place fillet side down in the pan. Cook for about 4 minutes on the one side. Meanwhile in another saute pan add 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of olive oil.  Add sliced onions and cook for 1 minute.  Then add garlic, green beans, baby carrots, and beets.  Cook for 2 minutes to heat up, season with salt and keep warm.  Take 4 plates and place a small amount of the soy bean sauce on the plate.  Add the vegetables on top of the sauce and sprinkle with fried garlic.  Then flip over the fish and cook for 5 seconds and take out of the pan.  Place the fish on top of the vegetables.  Finish the plate with grape slices and pea sprouts.  Place the ash in a small sieve and dust the plate with the ash.  Serve and enjoy!

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