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Steamed Cod for 5-2 Diet

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Author Fiona Maclean


  • 1 piece Cod Fillet
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • 1 piece Fresh Ginger about half an inche
  • 1 piece Lemon Grass about 1 inch
  • 1 handful Coriander
  • 2 teaspoons Light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin
  • 2-3 Cabbage leaves
  • 1 Spring onion sliced


  1. Put about half an inch of water in the bottom of a pan, into which your steamer will fit
  2. Put the steamer in the pan and line it with cabbage leaves. Although you will serve the fish in the leaves, they are not particularly pleasant to eat because they will be very overcooked - so you may wish to discard them!
    cod lined pan
  3. Blitz all the marinade ingredients together, then pour over the fish and leave for at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours
    cod marinade
  4. Once the fish is marinaded,lift it carefully out of the marinade and place on the cabbage leaves with the spring onion scattered on top. Put the lid on the pan.
  5. Steam the fish at a gentle simmer for about 15 minutes (this will depend on the thickness of your fish)
  6. Serve with plain or jasmine rice and with any remaining marinade poured over