Asian Butterfish with Shiitake, Black Garlic & Ginger

Serves 4


What You’ll Need:

A Blender

A Large Pan with a Cover

A Spatula

A Large Plate

Tin Foil

A Sharp Kitchen Knife

Measuring Cups and Spoons



4 (5 Ounce) Pieces Sablefish

Poaching Ingredients:

3 Cups Green Tea

1/2 Cup Cream Sherry

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger



1 Cup Seafood Stock

3/4 Cup Cream Sherry

3 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil

2 Tsp Arrowroot

1 Tsp Liquid Tamarind Paste Concentrate

3/4 Tsp Ground Ginger

8 Cloves Black Garlic

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Tsp White Pepper


Shiitake Sauté:

10 Ounces Shiitake, Sliced

2 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil

1 Green Onion, Sliced in 1-inch Pieces, then Sliced in Half Lengthwise (Garnish)


How To Put It Together:

1) Into a pan, add the green tea, cream sherry, sea salt and ground ginger. Place the pan over medium heat, cover it and bring the poaching liquid to a very light simmer. Carefully place the sablefish into the poaching liquid, poach for about five minutes until just cooked through. Transfer the fish to a plate; tent with foil to keep it warm. Discard the poaching liquid.
2) For the sauce: To the blender, add the seafood stock, cream sherry, black garlic, arrowroot, liquid tamarind concentrate, ginger, sea salt and white pepper; blend until well combined and set the sauce mixture aside for now. Preheat the poaching pan over medium high heat. You will know when your pan is ready when you place your hand about one inch from the pan surface and you feel heat radiating from it. Add the sesame oil, swirl it around the pan. Add the shiitake; allow them to brown. Add the reserved sauce mixture; bring it to a simmer, stirring. Carefully return the sablefish to the pan.
3) To plate the dish: Place a piece of sablefish on a dinner plate, cover with shiitake sauce, garnish with green onion slices.
4) Serve and enjoy

Nina’s Tasty Tip:

This sauce is very versatile! It can be used on any seafood, poultry or beef.



381 Calories
15 grams of Protein
15 grams of Total Carbohydrates
4 grams of Sugar
1 grams of Fiber
26 grams of Total Fat
5 gram of Saturated Fat
0 gram of Trans Fat
47 mg of Cholesterol
424 mg of Sodium
68% RDA Selenium
28% RDA Vitamin B12
26% RDA Niacin
26% RDA Pantothenic Acid
25% RDA Copper
21% RDA Vitamin B6
21% RDA Phosphorus
18% RDA Sodium
17% RDA Magnesium
15% RDA Manganese
15% RDA Potassium
12% RDA Riboflavin
10% RDA Thiamin
10% RDA Iron
• Glycemic load: 6
• Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids: 1652