Ginger Onion Cod

ASIAN STYLE

You always hear about how good fish is for you but, unless it is fried, it is not one of the favourite things to eat in my house.  I took this on as a challenge and wanted to try some Asian flavours.  Fish is a staple in a lot of Asian households so I thought there might be some good ways to cook it.

I was reminded of a seafood plate I ate at a resort on Vancouver Island that was steamed with ginger.  It seemed so simple but was so flavourful.  I opened my fridge and found every seasoning I could (perhaps this was wrong but it worked out right).

I had in my pantry:  fish sauce, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.

Sure!  Add that to the beautiful Alaskan Wild Cod I bought and we would have dinner.

I started by cooking the cod in some canola oil for about 3 minutes on each side.  Then I set them aside.  The cod is pretty much done when it starts to flake apart.  It would finish cooking in the sauce after.

I went to work on some fresh ginger and green onions after.  It is quite easy to cut ginger.  Make sure to buy a pretty squared piece.  Cut the sides so you have a brick shape and use a spoon to gently scrape away and leftover peel.

Part of the beauty of this dish is the sauce so I wanted to make sure there was plenty of it.  I chopped the solid ends of the green onions and cut into matchsticks the green parts.  I then took a nice piece of ginger and cut that into matchstickes too.  The pieces were about 1.5 inches long.

In the same pan the fish was cooked in, I sauteéd the green onions and ginger in a bit more oil until they were slightly cooked.

In a separate bowl I combined my ingredients for the sauce:

4 Tbsps canola oil

4 Tbsps soy sauce

1 Tbsp fish sauce

1 Tbsp rice vinegar

1 Tbsp Hoisin sauce

1/4 C water

1/2 tsp chili flakes

I mixed the sauce with the onions and ginger and then returned the fish to the pan where I simply combined the ingredients and warmed the fish a bit.

When it was cooked through, I plated the pieces of fish with the sauce over top.  It is a beautiful dish and it tastes great!  Give it a try the next time you are looking for something a little different.

Ginger Onion Cod

author: Eve@DivineDiuum

Ingredients

4 pieces of cod (about 6 oz. each)

3 bunches green union, cut and matchsticked

1-3″ piece ginger, matchsticked

4 Tbsps canola oil

4 Tbsps soy sauce

1 Tbsp fish sauce

1 Tbsp rice vinegar

1 Tbsp Hoisin sauce

1/2 tsp chili flakes

1/4 C water

Directions

  1.  Cook fish for 3 minutes on each side in 3 Tbsps canola oil.
  2. In the meantime, mix soy sauce, fish sauce, rice vinegar, Hoison sauce, water and chili flakes in a bowl.
  3. When fish is cooked, remove and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining Tbsp of canola oil to the pan.
  5. Add ginger and green onions.
  6. Cook for a few minutes until the green onions and ginger are soft.
  7. Add liquids and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add the fish to the mix to finish cooking.
  9. Serve fish with sauce on top.

Calories 273.5

Protein    28 g

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