12 ounces frozen white-fish fillets, such as cod
1 cup frozen green beans
1 large clove garlic
½ large shallot
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
Unwrap the fillets and place in a bowl of tap water while you prep the other ingredients.
Cut each green bean lengthwise in half. Mince the garlic and shallot; together is OK.
Whisk together the sugar, fish sauce and a tablespoon of the oil in a liquid measuring cup.
Pat dry the fish, then cut it into chunks. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and shallot; stir for 1 minute, then add the fish sauce mixture. Cook for 1 minute, or until the sugar has dissolved, then add the fish. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, then add the green beans. Cook until they are just heated through, then remove from the heat. Squeeze the juice of the lime half into the pan. Season with a pinch of the crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Divide between wide, shallow bowls; tear some mint leaves over each portion and serve right away.
Nutrition | Calories: 420; Total Fat: 25 g; Saturated Fat: 5 g; Cholesterol: 100 mg; Sodium: 800 mg; Total Carbohydrates: 14 g; Dietary Fiber: 2 g; Sugars: 10 g; Protein: 34 g.
Adapted from a recipe at VietWorldKitchen.com