Sweet and Sour Cod

Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes; Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ medium onion, sliced medium thick
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth broth
  • 1 TBS minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets, cut into about ½ inch pieces with no stem for quick
  • 1 lb cod filet cut into 1 inch pieces (use thick filets)
  • 4 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 TBS sesame seeds
  • Sweet n Sour Sauce
  • 3 TBS soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup mirin rice wine
  • 2 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 TBS honey
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Slice onion and mince garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties.
  2. Mix together sauce ingredients, soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin, 2 TBS broth and honey. Simmer in a small saucepan over high heat for about 15 minutes reducing to half the volume. Set aside. This will intensify the flavor.
  3. While sauce is reducing prepare rest of ingredients.
  4. Heat 1 TBS broth in a stainless steel wok or large skillet. Healthy Stir-Fry onion in broth for 1 minute over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Add garlic, ginger, cod and continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add broccoli and continue to stir-fry for another minute.
  7. Add cabbage and continue to stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
    • Add sweet n sour sauce, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Healthy Cooking Tips:

Mirin Rice Wine is made with fermented rice and found in the Asian section of any supermarket.

When cutting and cooking cod for dishes such as this it is best to buy filets that are thick cut. Do not use thin pieces because they will fall apart. Make sure you don’t cook the cabbage any longer than the final 2-3 minutes, as it will begin to release its water and dilute the flavor of your dish. For best results slice it very thin and barely cook it.

pdf of recipe can be found here