Do you cook with soy sauce? I did, but now I use something called Tamari instead. It’s one of those natural food staples that I never grew up with, but now keep as a constant in my fridge for easy stir fries, marinades, big bowls of noodle soup and my favorite teriyaki sauce below. Tamari is traditionally tied to the Japanese (vs. the more common Chinese soy sauce). It is a thicker, less salty, fermented soy sauce that contains less wheat (if not any depending on the brand, aka “gluten-free”). As we are on a gluten free diet I swapped the soy for tamari and the Teriyaki Hake with Stir Fried Vegetables tastes even better than before. I do have to note that Tamari and Soy are not the same, however my non-fancy cooking style uses these interchangeably because I am sure only the most refined Soy supporter would be able to tell the difference.
- 2 Pieces of Hake or Any White Fish
- 1 Tbsp of Honey
- 2 Tbsp of Water
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- 1 Tbsp of Fresh Minced Garlic
- 1 Tbsp of Fresh Grated Ginger
- 100mls of Tamari
- 1/4 Cabbage- Sliced into ribbons
- 1 Red Pepper Sliced
- 1 Spring Onion
- Long Stemmed Broccoli
- Pour the tamari in a jar and add the water, melted honey, minced garlic, grated ginger, and half of the thinly sliced green onions (the other half will be used for garnish).
- Cover and shake for a minute until well combined. The sauce is ready to use as a marinade OR store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- To marinate, take a medium bowl and pour the teriyaki sauce over the fish. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes while you heat up your pan.
- Heat a cast iron skillet, griddle, regular pan, or outdoor grill on a medium heat.
- Using a pair of tongs, place the marinated fish on the grill/skillet. The trick is to flip it ONCE and cook each side half way through before flipping it to the opposite side. In total, it took about 10-12 minutes for the two pieces of fish to cook thoroughly . This will vary depending on how thick your fish is.
- While your fish is cooking, chuck your ribbons of cabbage, sliced red peppers and broccoli in a pan with a little bit of the oil of your choice and some salt and pepper and stir fry for 7-10 minutes or until the vegetables have started to soften slightly.
- Serve your fish on the bed of stir fried veg and took in!