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Asian Seafood Cannelloni

with Lemongrass and Lime
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Asian Seafood Cannelloni

Asian Seafood Cannelloni - Delicate and spicy: Enjoyment à la the Far East

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Health Score:
8,3 / 10
1 hr

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Nutritional values

Nutrition experts advise eating sea fish or crustaceans twice a week to cover the iodine requirements. They are rich in the mineral that is essential for the thyroid gland to function as the control organ of the energy balance. In addition, both provide easily absorbed protein and unsaturated fatty acids for an undisturbed blood circulation.

Steaming is the most taste- and vitamin-friendly of all cooking methods. If you cook broccoli or romanesco over steam with the fish and shrimp cannelloni as a side dish, you also get plenty of fibre and vitamins.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie354 kcal(17 %)
Protein27 g(28 %)
Fat7 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates42 g(28 %)
Sugar added7 g(28 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E2.8 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin8.5 mg(71 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate34 μg(11 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin6.1 μg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2 μg(67 %)
Vitamin C11 mg(12 %)
Potassium504 mg(13 %)
Calcium88 mg(9 %)
Magnesium73 mg(24 %)
Iron2.7 mg(18 %)
Iodine145 μg(73 %)
Zinc2.6 mg(33 %)
Saturated fatty acids1 g
Uric acid170 mg
Cholesterol118 mg
Development of this recipe:


7 ounces shrimp (fresh or thawed frozen; peeled)
7 ounces Pollock (or other firm-fleshed fish)
2 scallions
1 piece fresh ginger (about 30 grams)
½ bunch cilantro
½ green chile pepper
12 cannellini beans
2 stalks Lemongrass
1 Lime
4 tablespoons Rice vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot (with lid), 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Piping bag, 1 Lid, 1 Food processor (or blender), 1 Steamer basket

Preparation steps

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 1

Rinse shrimp, pat dry and devein if necessary. Cut shrimp into small pieces. Rinse fish, pat dry and cut into small pieces.

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 2

Pulse shrimp and fish in 2 batches in a food processor or blender to form a paste and place in a bowl. 

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 3

Rinse scallions, pat dry and finely chop. Peel ginger root and finely grate. Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck  leaves and finely chop. Halve chile pepper, remove seeds, rinse and pat dry. Finely chop chile.

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 4

Mix scallions, ginger, cilantro and chile with the shrimp paste and season with salt and pepper.

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 5

Put the mixture into a piping bag, cut off the tip and pipe into the pasta tubes.

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 6

Peel outer layer from lemongrass. Cut off both ends and finely chop soft inner parts. Rinse limes in hot water, dry thoroughly and cut into thin slices.

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 7

Fill a wide pot about one-third with water. Set a steamer basket in pot and add half of lemongrass and lime slices.

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 8

Arrange 6 cannelloni side by side in the steamer basket, cover and cook until pasta is al dente and filling is cooked through, 12-15 minutes. Remove cannelloni (and discard lemongrass and lime from basket) and keep warm while cooking rest of cannelloni with remaining lemongrass and lime.

Asian Seafood Cannelloni preparation step 9

Mix together vinegar, sugar, fish sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Serve cannelloni with the sauce.