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Asian-Style Steamed Cod over Napa Cabbage

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

This Asian-style steamed cod over napa cabbage recipe produces a savory piece of fish over the finest greens and seasonings. Serve with whole grain or white rice to compliment the fish and veggies.

Asian-Style Steamed Cod over Napa Cabbage

 2 whole skinless fillets of cod
 1 head Napa cabbage, sliced julienne (bok choy works just as well)
 1 bunch scallions trimmed, washed and sliced
 1 white onion sliced
 4 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
 1 tbsp chopped fresh jalapeno pepper
 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced julienne
 1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed well and chopped
 3 cloves garlic chopped fine
 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
 1 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 3 tbsp soy sauce

In a pan with a tight-fitting lid on the stove top heat the Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sesame oil, add the onion, ginger, garlic and bell pepper. Sautée 2 minutes over medium heat, add the sliced Napa cabbage and toss to mix everything well.


Place the cod on top of the cabbage, add the soy sauce to the pan and seal with a tight fitting lid.


Over medium heat with the lid on, cook for 10 minutes, remove lid and check the fish for doneness with a thermometer, cake tester or a knife. Then add the chopped cilantro over the fish, return the lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the fish is completely done.


Remove the fish with a slotted spatula trying best not to break it. Arrange the cooked cabbage and vegetables over the top and around the fish, pour any cooking liquid over the fish as the “sauce” and eat it with whole grain rice, or white rice as a side dish.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4