Fermented soy sauce is a liquid condiment found and of Chinese origin, traditionally made from a fermented paste of soybeans, roasted grains, and brine. It is considered to contain a strong umami flavor.
Soy sauceis known as shoyu and soya sauce. It is the fermentation process of the soybeans, and salt is used to make it.
Soy sauce contains wheat also.
While making the soy sauce, the soybeans are soaked in water for several hours. Then the fermented soybeans are been steamed. Wheat is roasted, ground into flour, and mixed into the steamed soybeans.
I use soy sauce as a dipping sauce when I have potstickers. In a small bowl, I mixed it with some Japanese rice vinegar.
However, on the market, you will find an array of types of soy sauce. The most common is the Japanese soy sauce: Koikuchi Shoyu, which is a dark soy sauce. Ant the usukuchi shoyu, which is a light soy sauce with a mild flavor.
Tips to help you along the way
A quick marinate will elevate the flavor of the rock codfish.
The food processor will liquefy all the solid ingredients while emulsifying them with the liquid. I do not know about your, but a chunk of garlic or ginger, once bitten into it, does overpower the other flavors to be enjoyed. This process will give you an even taste of the broth, garlic, and ginger
Do not over-marinate the fish; longer than 1 hour or 30 minutes is just perfect.
Recommend not picking the fish meat. The sauce will penetrate no matter, and you do not want your fish to break while cooking it.
You can keep it outside of the refrigerator, however, do baste it and turn it occasionally.
Prepare all your side dishes prior to starting to cook the fish. Once you start, you have just a few minutes before it is time to serve it.
The ginger adds that kick of flavor to this ginger soy marinate. However, use as much as you wish or as little as you want of ginger, but do use it.
My Favorite Side Dishes Suggestions
Theroasted tomatoesare bursting with flavor and are an excellent side dish combination while maintaining the meal gluten-free.
Make the marinade by combining all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until well blended.
Season the rock cod generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Pour most of the marinade over the fish, reserve a couple of tablespoons to drizzle over the cooked fish. Marinate from 30 to 1 hour.
In a large skillet add the olive oil and sauté the fish for 3 minutes per side until golden.
Drizzle remaining marinade over the fish and garnish with parsley (optional)
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