Sheet Pan Ginger Scallion Fish Ssäm with Savory Charred Onions Content
The ginger scallion fish ssäm has been a mainstay on the menu at Ssäm Bar for years. It usually involves a much bigger fish that we roast for a longer time. This recipe is done in minutes and on one sheet pan with a nice thin filet of fish. The charred onions are optional, but they are great served with the fish in a lettuce wrap. Feel free to add kimchi, hoisin sauce, and Momofuku Chili Crunch on the side as you build your wraps.
Heat the oven to 425°F. Toss onion rings with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and ½ tablespoon of Savory Seasoned Salt on the pan, then roast in the oven for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine scallions, ginger, Momofuku Tamari, sherry vinegar, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and a generous pinch of Savory Seasoned Salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
Pull the pan from the oven and quickly transfer fish and nestle within onions (not on top). Season fish with Savory Seasoned Salt. Roast for 1–2 minutes then remove and spread each filet with a few spoonfuls of the ginger scallion sauce. (Be sure to save the remaining sauce to serve at the end.) Return the pan to the oven and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the fish reaches 145°F, about 4–5 minutes more depending on the thickness of your fish.
Remove from the oven. Check your onions—if you prefer them softer, remove the fish and return the onions to the oven for a few minutes more. Serve immediately with lettuce cups and steamed rice, using them to build wraps with the fish, charred onions, remaining ginger scallion sauce, and Momofuku Chili Crunch. Level up your meal with hoisin sauce, kimchi, and vinegar pickles.
*This will also work well with thicker cuts of fish, but you will need to increase the cooking time and monitor onions to be sure they do not burn. The internal temperature of the fish should still reach 145°F.