Sesame Crusted Walu

Menu Part: 
Entree
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
12

Black and white sesame seeds make a lovely crust for walu filets. The filets are artfully arranged with rice and Chinese long beans and served with a spicy curry sauce.

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 cups canola oil
12  6-oz. walu filets
2 1⁄4 cups black and white sesame seeds
7 1⁄2 cups jasmine rice, cooked
1 1⁄2 lb. Chinese long beans
3 cups basic red curry
12 edible orchid flowers
Black and white sesame seeds, for garnish

Steps

1. Lightly oil and season walu. Roll walu in sesame seeds, covering well.

2. On a hot, oiled sizzle plate, cook walu in a 400° F. oven approx. 15 min., flipping once.

3. Mound rice in the center of a serving plate. Wrap beans around rice and ladle curry around rice. Place walu on rice and garnish with sesame seeds and an orchid.

Source: Recipe from Chef Glenn Wielo

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