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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Three Flavor Sauce and Broiled Dover Sole

Rice is Japanese brown rice so it's not as brown as regular brown rice
Hi Everyone! I know I haven't been around bloggie much. I have no excuse but busy schedule. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoys the almost-summer-time! So, last Saturday I got a chance to provide food for the Post Women In NAAAP (WIN) Conference Party at the Microsoft Store. It was a good experience and I enjoyed doing it. Store staff were excellent and we got to play Microsoft Kinect and yes even the Michael Jackson game! It was pretty cool.

Here's some photos of the event and the food I made. People enjoyed the food and also the event!

Mini cupcakes

Mini shrimp cups

The table

Me and my food!

Microsoft store

Let's get back to the the three flavor sauce. It's super easy! When I say it's easy, it is indeed easy. It's sort of like a semi-homemade sauce I would say. Usually, this sauce is eaten with deep fried (crispy) whole fish. However, whole fish and I don't get along well so I went with fillets. I wanted to get Tilapia but there wasn't one available at my favorite seafood store -Uwajimaya. They had fresh Dover sole fillets that day. I went with those. Dover sole is a sustainable fish and has a mild, buttery sweet flavor and versatility. Instead of deep frying it, I broiled it for a healthier version and served it over Japanese brown rice. I recommend serving it over rice for a better taste. Rice balanced out the bold flavor of the sauce and complimented the delicate flavor of the fish.

It's called three flavors because the sauce is supposed to have three flavors - sour, sweet, and salty. The flavors will compliment one another and balance the flavor out.

Sweet Chili saue that I used


Three Flavor Sauce and Broiled Dover Sole
Yield: 4

Ingredients:
1.5 lb Dover Sole fillets
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
2 Tbs tamarind paste concentrate (see the link)
1 Tbs fish sauce
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 Tbs Chili flake (optional)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (save some for garnishing)
Salt and pepper
Olive oil to brush on fish
Cooked brown rice (In this post, I used Japanese brown rice)

Directions:
  • Preheat broiler
  • Heat up skillet or wok under high heat. Add vegetable oil; swirl to coat. Add onions and bell pepper; stirring until onions are translucent and pepper are partially cooked
  • Add chili sauce, tamarind past, fish sauce, and chili flake if using.
  • Season to taste. It should have three flavors of sweetness, sourness, and saltiness.
  • Turn off the heat and remove pan from the heat. Add cilantro; stirring.
  • Season fillets with salt, pepper, and drizzle olive oil on both side. Run it under broiler for 10 mins or so or until it's cooked.
  • When fish is cooked, serve it over brown rice and pour sauce over fish.

The sauce is done


I even had this sauce and fish with salad. It was great too!






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24 comments:

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

wow! this dish looks amazing:) thank you for sharing this.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

wow! this dish looks amazing:) thank you for sharing this.

Jessica said...

The three flavor sauce sounds perfect for the fish and rice. I love the idea of having it over salad too! Yum!

LeQuan said...

Hey Tanantha,

I'm like you, I usually opt for the fillet instead of the whole fish. Hubby and I only eat the meat and not the head or tail anyways so fillet is the best way to go for us. I love this dish! It sounds very appetizing with the 3 flavours. I actually make a shrimp dish that's very similar. I use tamarind paste, sugar and fish sauce. So I know how yummy your Dover sole will taste. Oh, and those shrimp cups look delicious. Looking great in your picture also Tanantha - very pretty! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Pacheco Patty said...

Tanantha, I love seeing you showing off your beautiful table of food, makes me feel so proud of you ;-)
The flavors in your fillet of Dover sole dish sound wonderful and look delicious in your beautiful photo, congratulations on your event and thanks for sharing your recipe;-)

Angie's Recipes said...

How cool! You look terrific on the photo with your food!
3 flavour sauce is perfect for me!

mat board said...

Wow the photos look amazing and no doubt those foods taste delicious too!

Faith said...

That spread of food you made is really gorgeous! I love Dover sole but I've never made it at home (I have trouble finding it for some reason). I'm always on the lookout for it though. Love the sound of this flavorful sauce to go with it!

Monet said...

Let me just say that both the food and you look amazing! I loved that dress on you! And I love dover sole. One of my favorite treats from the sea. Thank you so much for sharing with me...and for offering me such support. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday afternoon! Hugs from Austin!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Glad to see you use dover sole here. Great fish. The depth of flavor in this dish is fantastic. Wish I could have had a plate.

Be Good

Magic of Spice said...

What delights you served everyone...I love this dish with it's multiple complimentary flavors :) And your photos are wonderful!

Priscilla - She's Cookin' said...

You look fantastic - and does all the food you prepared, Tanantha. Congrats on a successful event - and what fun to be able to do a little gaming, too! The three-flavor sauce sounds delicious with the delicate sole and I just happen to have some tamarind paste.

William said...

Wow, that's a lot of food to prepare. Did anyone help you? Looks great! And is another recipe to use up that container of tamarind paste I have sitting in the refrigerator..

Roxana GreenGirl said...

Hi Tanantha
everything looks amazing, including you :)
congratulation on the successful event, i can tell how hard you've worked.
thanks for sharing

Happy Sunday

Jessie said...

You look gorgeous serving that food, Tanantha! Congrats on serving food at the conference - I'm so impressed with this dish in particular. I've always liked flavor combos like salty and sweet, so I bet this salty/sweet/sour combo is out of this works, and certainly a flavor I must try. Over rice, of course :)

Have a wonderful week, Tanantha!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

The food looks good and you look great! ;) The fish sounds very flavorful on the brown rice.

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi Tanantha, Congratulations on your event. All of the food you prepared looks delicious. So is this the start of your own catering company?:) The sole also looks really good. Love the Asian flavors you incorporated.

Roxan said...

T - great job with the catering! You really should put serious thought into opening up a catering company. I know you'd do awesome with it.
So sorry I haven't stopped by here in a while! Life has been so crazy lately. It makes me really happy to see how well you're doing, and that you're still making deeeelicious creations in the kitchen!

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