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Steamed Szechuan Alaska Cod

Steamed Szechuan Alaska CodRecipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 Alaska Black Cod fillets (6 to 8 ounces each), fresh, thawed or frozen
2 tablespoons Szechuan (hot) chili paste
2 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 cup green onions, cut in long shreds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Cooking Directions:

  1. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Cod under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Blend chili paste, wine and sesame oil. Brush mixture onto cod fillets; top with green onions.
  2. Bring 1-inch of water to boil in large pan. Turn off heat and place Chinese bamboo steamer, wire basket or vegetable steamer in pan.
  3. Place cod fillets in the steamer and return water to a boil. Cover pan loosely and cook for 8 to 10 minutes for frozen cod or 4 to 6 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 242; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 73mg; Total Carbs: 4g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 37g; Sodium: 147mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.