Halibut with Ginger and Scallions

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Image by africa at FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Prep and Cook Time: 20 Minutes


  • 3/4 lb halibut cut into 2 pieces
  • 1/4 cups light vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup mirin rice wine*
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBS minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cups fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped scallion
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • *mirin is a sweet Japanese rice wine without the alcohol content; you can find it in many of your local health food stores or in the Japanese section of your local grocery store.


  1. Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
  2. Bring the broth and mirin wine to a simmer on  medium-high heat in a 10-inch skillet.
  3. Add garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger, scallions,  and mushrooms.
  4. Place halibut steaks on top, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes, depending on thickness (5 minutes for     every 1/2" of thickness). Season with salt and pepper. Remove steaks and place on a plate. Spoon scallions and mushroom broth over fish and serve.

Serves 2

Recipe from whfoods.org