Miso-broiled sea bream (orata) fillet with sauteed garlicky dandelion greens.
Mix equal amounts of mirin, cooking rice wine, sugar and a bit more of miso in a small saucepan, heat on low and slowly whisk until everything is combined. Let cool.
Marinade any thin fish fillet (less than an inch thick) of your choice for 30 mins-1 hour. Typically 1 lb. of fish will feed two people. Before broiling, scrape off extra marinade, oil a sheet pan or oven-proof skillet, and lay fish on. Put under the broiler for about 4-5 minutes, check occasionally. When the fish flakes easily, it’s done. Carefully remove skillet or pan from oven. Serve fish with greens and lots of rice. Recipe adapted from Peter Meehan’s Lucky Peach 101 Easy Asian Recipes cookbook.
Sauteed dandelion greens: heat oil or duck fat or butter on medium-high heat, throw in some minced garlic, stir for 30 secs until fragrant, then toss in washed dandelion greens and sauteed until wilted. Sprinkle on a little lemon. The greens are pleasantly bitter and super good for you.