Citrus-Soy Fish with Soba Noodles
- 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.