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Poached Fish with Napa Cabbage
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Poached Fish with Napa Cabbage Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes



  1. Press garlic and shred cabbage and let them sit for 5-10 minutes to bring out their health-promoting benefits.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a large stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté ginger and fish in broth for two minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add rest of broth and bring to a simmer on high heat for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add scallion, tomato, mint, lime juice, Napa cabbage, bean sprouts, salt and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes; you want the cabbage and sprouts to remain crisp.
  5. Mix, and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper and spoon into bowls. Top with sesame seeds.
Serves 4

When cutting and cooking cod or halibut for dishes such as this it is best to buy filets that are thick as thin pieces tend to fall apart. You can sear the pieces on all sides by stirring gently before adding the liquid. This will seal in the flavor. The real key to the success of this recipe is to make sure both the cabbage and bean sprouts are still almost raw. By slicing the cabbage very thin you can add it at the end of the cooking with the sprouts. This gives you a dish that tastes fresh and alive.

Nutritional Profile

Poached Fish with Chinese Cabbage
1.00 serving
(331.37 grams)
Calories: 180







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Poached Fish with Chinese Cabbage
1.00 serving
331.37 grams
Calories: 180

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin B123.40 mcg14214.2excellent
selenium44.94 mcg828.2excellent
vitamin K66.79 mcg747.4very good
vitamin C46.68 mg626.2very good
protein27.35 g555.5very good
vitamin B60.80 mg474.7very good
phosphorus315.57 mg454.5very good
copper0.31 mg343.4very good
folate132.55 mcg333.3good
pantothenic acid1.27 mg252.5good
potassium952.54 mg202.0good
molybdenum9.08 mcg202.0good
manganese0.46 mg202.0good
vitamin A169.95 mcg RAE191.9good
magnesium78.54 mg191.9good
fiber5.16 g181.8good
chromium6.38 mcg181.8good
omega-3 fats0.43 g181.8good
calcium160.52 mg161.6good
vitamin B10.19 mg161.6good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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