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Noodles, vegetables and fish
2 filets of Arctic char, 4 oz each
3 oz rice stick noodles, soaked in hot tap water for 10 minutes, drained and set aside
2 cups broth (chicken, duck or turkey)
frozen peas or edamame, or broccoli florets cut fine (I used a bit of each)
fish sauce to taste
soy sauce to taste
½ tsp miso paste
pinch red pepper flakes to taste
juice of ¼ lemon or ½ lime
2 Tbs finely chopped cilantro
Bring the char to room temperature, rub it lightly with sesame oil, sprinkle with a bit of salt, and then steam it for 8 minutes. Remove the skin, break into bite-size pieces and set it aside.
Soak the noodles in hot tap water to cover for 10 minutes. Drain.
While the noodles soak, heat the 2 cups broth to a simmer.
Add remaining ingredients to the broth (except juice and cilantro) plus the noodles and bring back to a simmer for 5 minutes. Add noodles.
Serve the noodles and vegetables in large, hot soup bowls with the pieces of char on top, and garnish with the lemon or lime juice and some cilantro.