fish fillet with citrus soy sauce and soba noodles


Citrus-Soy Fish with Soba Noodles

I love using halibut or salmon fillets for this dish. Your timing really depends on how thick your fish is. If you are using fish 1/2" thick, you'll cook 2 minutes each side. For thicker fish, like a salmon steak, it might take an additional minute or two on the second side.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 266 kcal


  • 6 ounces dried soba noodles or substitute with your favorite Asian noodle or pasta, like angel hair.
  • 4 fillets fish like salmon, halibut, sea bass, etc.
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided

Citrus Soy Sauce

  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  • Cook the soba noodles in generously salted water, according to the package instructions. Drain, and set aside.
  • While the noodles are cooking, Combine the sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Season fish with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add the cooking oil and just 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the fish fillets. Cook for 2 minutes, or until a nice, golden crust forms on the fish. Flip, reduce the heat and cook until fish is just about cooked through. Remove the fish to a plate to rest.
  • In the frying pan, spoon out the cooking oil and discard. You can also use a paper towel and tongs (or chopstick) to mop and wipe out the cooking oil. Return the pan to medium-high heat and add in the remaining butter.
  • When butter is bubbling, add in the soba noodles and the sauce. Snuggle the fish back into the pan and let cook for 30 seconds to warm everything through.


Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 1126mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fish
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!