Yellowtail Steak with Aromatic Soy Sauce

Yellowtail Steak with Aromatic Soy Sauce

Yellowtail fried in sesame oil and served in a sauce using generous amounts of aromatic soy sauce and lots of fragrant vegetables. Yellowtail with radish or yellowtail teriyaki is always nice, but how about mixing things up once in a while with this delicately-flavored dish?

Ingredients: 2 servings

Yellowtail fillets
Garlic, minced
1 clove
Ginger, minced
about 1 inch
Japanese leek, minced
1/2 stalk
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Scallion, thinly sliced
as needed


1. Halve the yellowtail fillets. Heat sesame oil in a pan and add the fillets. When both sides are golden brown and cooked through, transfer the fillets to a serving plate.
2. In the same pan, add garlic, ginger and Japanese leeks and when fragrant, add soy sauce and vinegar and bring to a boil.
3. Pour the sauce from Step 2 over the fish and sprinkle with finely chopped scallions.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to come up with a simple and lightly-flavored way to cook yellowtail. Yellowtail has a unique smell... so I added fragrant vegetables to mask it!