Cut the carrots into about 3 cm thin strips. Cut the green pepper in half vertically then mince. Cut the onion into thin slices.
Wipe off any moisture from the oily flounder with paper towels. Use a strainer to coat both sides of the fish with flour.
Heat up a frying pan, add oil, and add the flounder from Step 2. Cook until both sides are slightly browned.
Once both sides have browned add the vegetables from Step 1, sprinkling in to cover the whole pan. Add a bit of salt.
Add the water, sake and soup stock, shake the frying pan once, then cover with a lid that sits on top of the food. Once it comes to a boil on medium heat, cover with a lid and simmer on low for about 8 minutes.
Once the vegetables have softened stop the heat, and let it sit for 5 or 6 minutes.
Turn on the heat to medium, remove the lid, add the margarine, and bring it to a boil.
Story Behind this Recipe
I came up with this because I wanted to make some fish that kids would gobble up! It's simple, delicious for adults as well, and looks good too. It's a nice way to prepare some fish for special day.
Just cook the fish, add the vegetables and steam - very simple. The flavor of the margarine is very delicious. This is a western-style fish recipe that it seems like you could find in a store. Oily flounder doesn't have bones so it's easy to eat. If you find the taste a bit thin, add a bit of soup stock.