Poached fish with ginger & sesame

Poached fish with ginger & sesame broth

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Prep: 8 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Poach your favourite white fish in a light Asian-inspired broth and serve alongside healthy green broccoli, Chinese cabbage, soya beans and spring onions

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal247
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre5g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 500ml weak fish stock
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 slices ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 garlic clove, shredded
  • 85g frozen soya beans or pea



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 100g Tenderstem broccoli, halved if large



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 4 Chinese leaves, sliced, or 1 small pak choi
  • 3 spring onion, sliced at an angle

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 chunky white fish fillets, such as haddock or sustainable cod
  • few drops sesame oil
  • ½ - 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Pour the stock into a deep sauté pan or wok with the vinegar, then add the ginger and garlic. Cover and cook for 5 mins to allow the flavours to mingle.

  2. Add the soya beans, broccoli and the fleshy part of the Chinese leaves, then place the spring onions and fish on top. Cover and cook for 4-5 mins more until the fish just flakes. Carefully lift the fish off, discard the ginger, and stir in the remaining Chinese leaf and the sesame oil. Ladle into bowls, top with the fish and sprinkle with the seeds.

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Comments (3)

catie74's picture

I make a stronger stock or use chicken stock which makes a huge difference. a good slosh of white wine is a nice addition too

cshobbs's picture

This is OK but nothing special. Rather disappointing, given that it looks very attractive in the photo. I agree with the comments below about the broth.

lostkat's picture

Well the fish was nice and tender and the vegetables were perfectly cooked, but the broth was largely tasteless. I was really excited about this meal. It looked lovely and fresh and I was expecting some nice subtle aromatic flavours. I was left pretty disappointed.

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