This method of cooking with sesame oil works with any white fish. In this case I used Hoki but any similar variety (eg. cod, perch) works fine.
- 2 Tbl sesame seeds
- 2 Tbl sesame oil (which has many health benefits)
- 300-500g white fish (1/2 – 1 lb fish)
- Chopped fresh parsley or chives
- juice of 1/2 lemon
Toast sesame seeds (like you would for Tahini) over medium heat stirring often until lightly browned. Careful, they can go from toasted to burned in the blink of an eye. Remove to a bowl and stir/toss to cook as fast as possible.
In the same pan add sesame oil and raise heat to medium-high. When oil is hot add fish flesh-side down and cook for a few minutes. Gently turn over and continue to cook. Drizzle with lemon juice.
When done garnish with the toasted seeds and parsley or chives and serve. I usually pair with a nice rice pilaf and seasonal green vegetable. Don’t forget a nice glass of dry white wine!