Steamed Halibut with Ginger and Green Beans Recipe Photo - Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes


  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • 1 lb. halibut (4 fillets), rinsed and patted dry with paper towel
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 Tbsp. low-sodium dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro sprigs, lightly packed


  1. Steam green beans for about 5 minutes and set aside.
  2. Gently rub both sides of the fillets with salt. Place them onto a heatproof ceramic dish. Sprinkle ginger over top.
  3. Place dish onto a steamer over several inches of boiling water and cover. Gently steam fillets for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Remove ceramic dish from steamer. Sprinkle green onions and drizzle soy sauce over fillets.
  5. Heat peanut and sesame oils in small skillet over medium high heat until they just begin to smoke. Then carefully pour on top of fillets. Use caution because hot oil will cause onion and residual water on fillets to pop and spatter. Arrange green beans around fillets. Garnish fish with cilantro and serve immediately.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 200
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 410 milligrams
Protein: 26 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams