Sesame-Ginger Fish and Greens

This tangy sauce just may be the enabler you've been looking for to get you and your family to eat more greens. By pairing this sauce with fish and mixed greens, your meal will be nutritious AND delicious. Cod is a great source of omega-3s, and greens such as kale and chard will provide an array of vitamins, minerals, and fiber for your body. If you are interested in learning more about ways to increase your omega or nutrient intake in your diet, this recipe pairs well with The Optimizing Omega 3s™ Program and The Rainbow Challenge™ Program.
Course dinner, entree
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh minced ginger or 3 teaspoons ginger puree
  • 1/3 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 oz bag mixed greens (kale, chard, mustard greens)
  • 4 5 oz fillets wild cod fresh or frozen


  • In a bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, vinegar, rice syrup, soy sauce, ginger, and sesame seeds.
  • In a sauté pan, place the canola oil or broth over low heat. Add the greens and fish and cook, covered, for about 4 minutes.
  • Turn the fish over, stir in the sauce, and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until the fish is white inside and no longer translucent. Remove from heat.
Keyword fish, ginger, greens, omega 3, phytonutrients