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Wild Cod With Asian Green Beans

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

Wonderfully tender-crisp green beans paired with wild Cod in a delicious toasted sesame, garlic sauce. Wild Cod is loaded with vitamins B12, and omega- 3 fatty acids. Wild Cod peaks at late winter for Pacific, and late summer for Atlantic.


Season: all

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves 2

1 lb. green beans, or 1 bag, organic

2- 8 oz wild cod fillets, or other white fish

5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 shallot, minced

2 tbsp. olive or avocado oil

1 tsp. ginger, minced

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

1 tbsp. fish sauce, or oyster sauce

1-2 limes, juiced

1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste

1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes, optional

1 tbsp. tamari

3-4 tbsp. filtered water

1/2 tsp coconut sugar, or honey

1 -2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil, to finish the dish.



Preparation for green beans : Steam the green beans for 5-6 minutes to keep a bit of crunch, but tender. Place in a large bowl, season with salt ,taste, and set aside. Keep warm.


In a large nonstick, or cast iron pan, on medium heat, add the oil. Add the shallots, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the sliced garlic, and ginger, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Add the fish sauce, red pepper flakes, 1/2 of the juiced lime, Tamari, coconut sugar, and water. ( start with 2 tbsp. then add more as needed to keep the sauce loose). Taste for seasoning. Simmer for 1 minute.


Place the cod in the pan and shake the pan to keep the sauce moving around the cod. Cook for 4 minutes on each side on medium- low heat. Add more water if needed to create a sauce like consistency. This also keeps the cod slightly steamed and tender.


When the cod is cooked add the green beans to the pan, and spoon some of the sauce on the green beans to coat. Add the toasted sesame oil, and 1/2 of the chopped cilantro, and the rest of the lime juice. Gently toss.


Plating: In shallow bowls pile up the green beans. Place the cod on top, and drizzle remainder of the sauce over the dish. Sprinkle with cilantro and more lime .


Cooks Note: Join us in Asheville, for gluten-free cooking classes. Seasonal cooking classes to be offered are Keto, Paleo, Low-Carb Pizza Making, Vegan , and gluten-free Italian, to name a few.


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