Lunar New Year Cooking Vietnamese Cod dish with Organic Ocean Seafood

I spent the past few days cooking a selection of fish dishes at home to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year. Locally based Organic Ocean Seafood now offers a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of nutritious sustainable seafood. This is a great idea for all home cooks especially now when many are homebound due to the covid19 pandemic.

This second cooking adventure featured a Vietnamese dish and here is the recipe.


Serves: 2


For the Fish

▢2 – 6oz fish fillet with white flesh

▢2 teaspoons sesame oil

▢1/8 teaspoon salt (I omitted the salt)

▢1/8 teaspoon black pepper

▢1 1/2-inch piece of ginger, julienned

▢4-5 scallion stalks, cut into short sections, then julienned/shredded (I used green onions)

▢1 small onion, very thinly sliced (or half a medium onion)

▢half a medium carrot, julienned

For the Sauce

▢1 tablespoon olive oil

▢2 small shallots, minced

▢2-3 cloves of garlic, minced

▢1/2 teaspoon minced ginger

▢2 tablespoons soy sauce

▢1/8 teaspoon black pepper


1) Place the fish in a shallow plate that can be used for steaming. Massage it with sesame oil, and pepper. Set aside.

2) Peel and julienne ginger and veggies as well as mince garlic, shallots and a small amount of ginger.

3) Place a small pot over medium heat and add olive oil. Once the oil is heated, add minced shallots and garlic, stir and cook until fragrant. Then add minced ginger, also stir and cook briefly until fragrant. Pour soy sauce into the pot, add black pepper and stir and simmer for a few seconds. Transfer the sauce to a bowl.

4) Prepare your steamer. Cover the plate of fish with foil and place inside the steamer and cook for 8-9 minutes.

5) Open the lid of the steamer, then remove the foil from the plate. Pour the sauce over the fish fillet, then arrange all the julienned ginger, onion and carrots over it. Top with julienned scallions. Put the steamer lid back on (no need to cover the plate with foil this time), and continue to steam for another 6 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.

Serve hot over brown or white rice.

You can order Organic Ocean Seafood healthy packs or other packages of fish which can then be delivered to your home around Metro Vancouver, it ships frozen.

Healthy Packs are expertly curated selections of premium wild-caught seafood, available in assortments of 12-, 24- and 48- servings. If you love seafood or are striving to incorporate more nutritious choices into your diet, Healthy Packs make it easy – each pack’s contents have been chosen not only for their superior taste, but for their diverse and beneficial nutrition profile. For example, Organic Ocean’s wild-caught Sockeye and Coho Salmon each contain significant daily values of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, while a 6-ounce serving of their wild-caught Pacific Cod offers between 30 to 40 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fat.

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By: Richard Wolak

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