The World's Healthiest Foods

15 minute Steamed Halibut with Bok Choy

This one-dish meal is incredibly easy to prepare, and delicious tasting, giving you an effortless way to enjoy the many nutritional benefits of vegetables and halibut. Because it is steamed with a tasty dressing it is a healthier way to enjoy these foods without compromising flavor.

15 minute Steamed Halibut with Bok Choy Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

4 pieces of halibut filet, or steaks, about 5-6oz each
1 medium onion cut in half and sliced medium thick
5 cups chopped bok choy, (remove tips of leaves and discard)
2 cups thick sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
1/3 cup minced scallion
3 medium cloves garlic, pressed
TBS finely minced fresh ginger
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
salt and white pepper to taste

  1. Mix together dressing ingredients, scallion, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, soy sauce, and olive oil in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring lightly salted water to a boil in a steamer with a tight fitting lid.
  3. Layer onion, bok choy, mushrooms and halibut, in this order, in the steamer basket, cover, and steam for about 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle a little salt and white pepper over halibut before steaming.
  4. Serve on a platter with halibut nestled on top of vegetables and drizzle sauce over all of it.
    Serves 4

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Healthy Cooking Tips: Before adding your ingredients to the steamer basket, it's important to make sure there is plenty of hot steam, so they cook evenly without releasing much of their own juices. This helps to seal the ingredients. Not only are they more flavorful, they retain more of their nutrients. By placing halibut in the steamer basket with the vegetables at the same time, it helps to make sure your vegetables don't get overcooked. Make sure you discard the tips of the bok choy, as they are usually wilted and bitter. By slicing the shiitake mushrooms and bok choy about inch thick they cook without getting too soggy. Check your halibut filet or steak in about 2 minutes once it begins to steam with a fork or tip of a knife. It should flake fairly easily when it's done. Keep checking about every 30 seconds or minute to ensure it doesn't get over cooked. Cooking time will vary depending on how thick the fish is. Also, the dressing is obviously a critical part in this recipe's flavor. So, by all means feel free to adjust it to your personal preference. You might try a little less of the stronger tasting ingredients and then add a little at a time to get it to your liking.
This page was updated on: 2003-12-08 16:18:29
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