Chef Adam Tabura's Steamed Opakapaka
Chef Adam Tabura makes a classic Hawaii-style preparation of steamed opakapaka.
- 2 6 ounce opakapaka fillets
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed
- ¼ cup peanut oil
- Sweet soy reduction
- Garnish: cilantro, green onion, ginger, chili pepper
Sweet Soy Reduction
- 1 cup sweet Aloha shoyu
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- Grated ginger (to preference)
- 1 clove garlic
Boil water in a pot and place bamboo steamer basket lined with ti leaves over top of pot. Place fish filets on ti leaves and steam for 10-15 minutes.
Sweet Soy Reduction:
Take 1 cup sweet soy sauce, 2 tablespoons mirin, grated ginger and garlic and cook in pan over med high heat for a couple minutes, reduce heat to medium and allow soy sauce to reduce or evaporate until only ½ cup remains. Set aside and allow to cool in pan.
Optional, lay a thin layer of tofu, julienned vegetables, put fish filet on vegetables, top with your favorite julienne vegetables for garnish, glaze with sweet soy reduction. Top with hot oil to finish.