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Steamed Cod

with Seaweed-Cilantro Pesto and White Radish

Steamed Cod

Steamed Cod - Kombu: The delicate and aromatic secret of Japanese cooking

554
calories
Calories
50 min.
Preparation
easy
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Ingredients

for 2 servings
1 piece daikon Radish (about 125 grams)
Sea salt
dried Kombu seaweed
1 bunch Cilantro
1 Garlic clove
1 ounce Macadamia Nuts
2 tablespoons Pumpkin seeds
½ Lime
5 tablespoons Canola oil
Pepper
1 piece fresh Ginger root (about 30 grams)
¾ cup White wine (or light broth)
2 Lime leaves
2 Cod fillet (each about 140 g)
1 teaspoon black Sesame seeds
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Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet, 1 Small skillet, 2 Bowls, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Mandoline, 1 Immersion blender, 1 deep bowl, 1 Lid, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Large knife

Preparation steps

Steamed Cod preparation step 1
1

Peel radish and cut into very thin strips with a mandoline. Place in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and let stand 15 minutes.

Steamed Cod preparation step 2
2

Rinse the kombu, then soak in cold water for 10 minutes. 

Steamed Cod preparation step 3
3

Meanwhile, rinse cilantro, shake dry and pluck leaves (reserve some sprigs for garnish). Peel garlic and chop coarsely.

Steamed Cod preparation step 4
4

Coarsely chop macadamia nuts and toast in a dry pan until light brown, then remove and let cool. Toast pumpkin seeds in dry pan and remove.

Steamed Cod preparation step 5
5

Remove kombu from soaking water and rinse again under cold water. 

Steamed Cod preparation step 6
6

Squeeze out lime juice. Combine the kombu, cilantro, garlic, pumpkin seeds and nuts with 2 teaspoons lime juice in a tall vessel and puree with an immersion blender.

Steamed Cod preparation step 7
7

While blending, add oil in a thin stream until combined, then let stand 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (The pesto will keep up to several days in an airtight container in the refrigerator; stir again before serving.)

Steamed Cod preparation step 8
8

Peel ginger root and cut into slices. Combine with white wine and lime leaves in a pot and bring to a boil.

Steamed Cod preparation step 9
9

Rinse cod and add to spiced wine. Cover and cook over medium heat until opaque throughout, about 8 minutes.

Steamed Cod preparation step 10
10

Dividing evenly, arrange radish on 2 plates, then top with fish and sprinkle with the black sesame seeds. Dollop with pesto,  garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve immediately.