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Hoisin-Glazed Black Cod with Bok Choy


The hoisin mixture, essentially a quick barbecue sauce, complements the richness of the black cod.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Body+Soul, October 2007


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (3 inches), peeled, thinly sliced, then cut into very thin matchsticks
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 head bok choy (1 1/2 pounds), sliced crosswise into 1-inch wide pieces, greens and stalks separated
  • 2 celery stalks, quartered lengthwise and cut into 2-inch lengths
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 skinless black cod fillets (5 ounces each)


  1. In a Dutch oven or 5-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute until fragrant. Add bok choy stalks and celery; season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add scallions and bok choy greens and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes more.

  2. Heat broiler with rack 4 inches from heat. In a small bowl stir together hoisin, ketchup, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Place fish on a broiler pan or broiler-proof rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Brush tops with hoisin mixture. Broil until fish is glazed and opaque throughout, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Add remaining lemon juice to greens. Spoon vegetables on four plates and top with fish fillets. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Black cod is also known as sablefish.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Alps
    25 OCT, 2010
    Cholesterol is MANUFACTURED by OUR bodies by the FAT we eat. Fish is a GOOD THING! to quote Martha!
  • Niconomicon
    20 JAN, 2010
    sbt121-You are way off about cholesterol. Cholesterol is very important to our health. I recommend doing some research, start with Weston A. Price.
  • PatKauf
    6 NOV, 2008
    I didn't really care for this dish. Followed it pretty carefully but it was not as tasty as it sounded. I have to add that I disagree with the comment below. Fish oil is recommended by heart doctors because it is so good for us. It is the types of food sources and exercise that are, together, important for bringing down cholesteral.
  • sbt121
    17 JUN, 2008
    If you really want to lower your cholesterol, cut out ALL cholesterol from your diet. This includes fish. Yes, they are one source of omega3's, but they are also a source of cholesterol. There are plenty of sources of omega3's that don't include cholesterol - such as flaxseed and hemp milk.