Chef Pablo Zitzmann, 30, was born in Colombia, where he started working in Mexican restaurants as a teenager, and now he leads a Chinese restaurant in South Miami.
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Recipe for Yunnan-Style Roasted Fish from No Name Chinese restaurant
At No Name Chinese, he’s able to put a creative and modern spin on his love for Chinese cuisine. Zitzmann incorporates local ingredients into traditional and non-traditional dishes, like No Name’s Yunnan-Style Roasted Fish, a recipe he shared with INDULGE:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
8-ounce halibut filet
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sliced scallions (white parts only)
1/2 cup sliced radishes
2 cups (total) fresh mint, cilantro and basil
1 tablespoon pine nuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1. Blend soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and sugar until smooth. Pass through a strainer and reserve.
2. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Heat a tablespoon of sunflower or other neutral oil in a cast iron pan. Pat fish dry and season with kosher salt. Sear the fish on one side for 3 minutes, then put in oven for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven, add butter and flip the fish. Baste with butter a few times, then set aside.
3. Mix scallions, radishes, herbs and pint nuts with olive oil and lime juice. Set aside.
4. Place reserved sauce in the bottom of a shallow bowl, then add fish. Top fish with herb mixture and season with freshly ground peppercorn. Serve with roasted seasonal vegetables and steamed jasmine rice.
No Name Chinese, 7400 Southwest 57th Court, South Miami; 786-577-0734; nonamechinese.com.