Chinese Cod in Garlic-Ginger Broth

This Chinese Cod in Garlic-Ginger Broth with Shiitake Mushrooms is hearty and delicious. It’s light, healthy and the broth is warm and gingery. Ready in 30 mins!

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Why This Chinese Cod Is So Good

  • The garlic ginger broth makes this dish so warm and delicious, perfect for winter!
  • Easy to whip up, with simple ingredients, in around 30 mins.
  • Can make this dish gluten free easily, use gluten free soy sauce.
  • Loaded with vegetables and healthy!
  • This recipe can feed a family of 4 for under 10 dollars.

Chinese Cod Ingredients

  • Vegetables: Onion, Mushrooms, Carrot, Scallions
  • Cod: skin removed
  • Dashi or Vegetable Broth 
  • Lime juice
  • Cooking Oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Cilantro
  • Soy Sauce: low sodium

How To Make Chinese Cod In Garlic Ginger Broth – Step By Step

Heat a wok or large saute pan over medium-low heat. Immediately add in the onion, ginger and garlic. Stir constantly and cook slowly for 3 minutes, until the onion is softened and all the aromatics are fragrant. Take care not to burn them!

Stir in the soy sauce, dashi and lime juice. Place the cod fillet in the wok and turn the heat to medium. Cover and let the fish cook slowly, making sure that the broth stays at a bare simmer. Cook for 8 minutes.

Uncover and stir in the shiitake mushrooms, carrots and green onions. Cover again and cook an additional 2 minutes or until cod flakes easily at thickest part. Top with cilantro and serve immediately.

Chinese Cod – A Delicious And Healthy Weeknight Meal

This delicious dish clocks in at only 138  cals per serving and is loaded with vegetables, such as carrots and mushrooms. The garlic ginger broth is divine and work so well on the cod. It’s a low fat, super tasty meal that you can easily pull together on a busy weeknight.

A Meal For Less Than 10 Dollars!

This recipe is adapted from Melissa D’Arabian’s wonderful cook book 10 Dollar Dinners. I first met Melissa d’Arabian in Iowa during the winter. Why would a flip-flop wearing Florida gal travel to Iowa in January?

It was a meeting to discuss bacon. I never miss meetings about bacon. Even in Iowa during winter! 🙂

On the way home, Melissa and I sat across from each other on the plane. We were so engaged in animated conversation — it turns out we both talk not just with our hands, but apparently our entire arms, shoulders and head, too, because we kept bumping into the beverage cart!

Her Ten Dollar Dinners Cookbook came in the mail a couple of weeks ago and I love her approach to budget meals. Each meal for a family costs $10 or less.

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Top Tips For Chinese Cod In Garlic Ginger Broth

  • Where possible opt for sustainable cod.
  • Cook the cod until it flakes easily at the thickest part. cook the cod slowly for a very tender bite.
  • You can water for the broth but dashi makes for a much more flavorful broth
  • Make sure not to overcook the broth, keep it at a bare simmer. 

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Chinese Cod In Garlic Ginger Broth
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Servings: 4Prep Time:15 minutesCook Time:20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: asian cod, garlic fish, ginger cod
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Jayden Hair
Ingredients
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger use a rasp grater
  • 1 garlic clove through a garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cups dashi see note above or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 12-ounce piece cod, skin removed
  • 8 shiitake mushrooms stems removed, caps thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot peeled and sliced into thin matchsticks (or 1 handful of matchstick-cut carrots)
  • 3 scallions white and green parts, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat a wok or large saute pan over medium-low heat. Immediately add in the onion, ginger and garlic. Stir constantly and cook slowly for 3 minutes, until the onion is softened and all the aromatics are fragrant. Take care not to burn them!
  2. Stir in the soy sauce, dashi and lime juice.
  3. Place the cod fillet in the wok and turn the heat to medium. Cover and let the fish cook slowly, making sure that the broth stays at a bare simmer. Cook for 8 minutes.
  4. Uncover and stir in the shiitake mushrooms, carrots and green onions.
  5. Cover again and cook an additional 2 minutes or until cod flakes easily at thickest part.
  6. Top with cilantro and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
  • Where possible opt for sustainable cod.
  • Cook the cod until it flakes easily at the thickest part. cook the cod slowly for a very tender bite.
  • You can water for the broth but dashi makes for a much more flavorful broth
  • Make sure not to overcook the broth, keep it at a bare simmer.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Cod In Garlic Ginger Broth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 910mg40%
Potassium 702mg20%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2685IU54%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.