Lemon-Miso Lingcod with Butter Braised Fennel & Snap Peas
This dish is the perfect compliment to Giant Jones Belgian-Style Tripel!
- 2 (3.5 ounce) lingcod fillets
- 2 teaspoons white miso
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed white pepper
- 2 thin slices of lemon, halved (if cooking sous vide)
- Butter Poached Seasonal Veggies:
- 1 pint snap peas, de-stringed and halved
- 1 medium fennel bulb (6.5 ounces), cored and thinly sliced
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- Fennel pollen (the fronds of the fennel bulb), for garnish
Rub 1 tsp white miso on each portion of lingcod and sprinkle with crushed white pepper.
If cooking sous vide, place half a lemon slice on each side of fish, place portions in bag; remove air with water displacement method and cook at 106° F for 25 minutes.
If braising, let fish rest in miso for 20-30 minutes at room temperature.
Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Just as it starts to foam, add sliced fennel and salt. Toss to combine, then cover and cook 90 seconds.
Remove lid, add peas, toss to combine, then cover and cook 90 seconds.
Vegetable should be tender crisp; stir in crushed red pepper, then remove vegetables to plates with a slotted utensil leaving as much butter in the pan as possible.
If braising, place fish in pan, cover, turn to heat to medium-low, and cook 3-4 minutes. Fish should be just tender, yet not quite flaking (106° F at thickest part). Place cooked fish atop plated vegetables, discarding lemon slices if used.
Whisk lemon juice into butter let if pan, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off heat, tilt pan slightly and whisk to emulsify. Pour hot lemon-butter over fish. Garnish with fennel pollen.
Beer pairing: Belgian-Style Tripel (Giant Jones Tripel) or German-Style Wheat Beer (Giant Jones Pale Weizenbock)
Wine pairing: Brianna (American Wine Project Summerland) or Grüner Veltliner
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Giant Jones Brewing Company is an independent, women-owned, certified organic craft brewery in Madison, Wisconsin. Co-owners Erika & Jessica Jones launched Giant Jones in 2018, focusing on high alcohol, classic beer styles. Brewer Jessica Jones completed a brewing apprenticeship with Faction Brewing Co. in Alameda, CA in summer 2014. She is a Grand Master Beer Judge through the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), an Advanced Cicerone®, and an award-winning homebrewer. Jessica has worked in the beer industry and served as Brewers Association (BA) competition staff for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and World Beer Cup (WBC) from 2008-2016.
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