Asian Ginger and Soy Fishwith vegetable lo mein
A tangy, slightly sweet sauce does double duty here served over fish and tossed into a noodle stir-fry.
Smarts: Any white fish will work in this recipe. The cook times assume thin white fish filets like tilapia, but adjust if using a thicker filet.
- Lemons - 1, wedges
- Fish, any white fish like tilapia or cod - 4 filets
- Ginger-Soy Sauce (ingredients listed separately) - 2 Tbsp
- Bell peppers, any color - 1, finely sliced
- Carrots - 5 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
- Noodles, dried lo mein - 6 oz, sub any dried noodle like spaghetti or linguine
- Oil, toasted sesame - 1 Tbsp
- Ginger-Soy Sauce (ingredients listed separately) - 1/4 cup
- Ginger - 1 Tbsp
- Green onions - 4 stalks, green and white parts chopped and combined
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 4 Tbsp
- Water - 6 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
- Mirin - 3 Tbsp, sub rice vinegar but reduce amount by half
- Sugar - 2 tsp
- Cornstarch - 2 tsp
- Bell peppers / Carrots - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make sauce - Grate ginger. Chop green onions. Combine ginger, soy sauce, first portion of water, mirin, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add green onions to sauce. When sauce is simmering, combine second portion of water and cornstarch. Pour into sauce and continue simmering until sauce thickens slightly, ~1 minute. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Cook noodles - Boil lo mein noodles according to package directions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Lemons - Slice into wedges.
- Fish - Rinse and pat dry. Season with some salt and pepper.
- Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
- Brush a baking dish with some oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place fish in a single layer in dish. Pour sauce (portion for fish) over top. Bake until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, 12 to 14 minutes.
- Heat a wok over medium heat. Add toasted sesame oil and then bell peppers and carrots to heated oil. Add a pinch of salt and saute until vegetables are tender but still have some crunch. Add lo mein and sauce (portion for lo mein). Saute for 1 minute more.
- Serve fish with lo mein on the side. Squeeze lemon juice from wedges over both. Enjoy!
This meal has 35 reviews
I just made the fish and did another side (I am not a zoodle fan). Fish was fine. I am not sure I would make it again.
Used frozen cod fillets from Whole Foods. Would also make more sauce next time. Lo mein noodles are so good - tried spiral cut carrots.
I felt there wasn't enough flavor on the fish. My husband loved the meal though. I had a bit of sauce left and sauteed some spinach and kale in it and it was delicious.
This dirtied a lot of dishes, but it's worth it. Really tasty.
As some other reviewers expressed, the noodles were a little on the bland side. I used barramundi for the fish, which was both a good texture and flavor. But overall this dish was just OK. I threw in some leftover bok choy and snow peas into the noodle mix - easy to use some leftover veggies in that medley.
Was very disappointed by this. Used mahi mahi which was a bad decision, but I didn't care for the sauce on the noodles either.