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Chinese Cod In Garlic Ginger Broth

Jayden Hair
Servings: 4Prep Time:15 minutesCook Time:20 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 138 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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. 


Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 20gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 910mgPotassium: 702mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2685IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 1mg
Keyword asian cod, garlic fish, ginger cod
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