Savor all the umami flavor in this Ginger Mushroom Miso Poached Fish With Kale and Shiitake replete with ginger, garlic, and sesame in a savory miso broth. The tender white fish, hearty kale, and earthy shiitake mushrooms soak up all that delicious flavor... Served atop nutritious soba noodles, it's a perfectly balanced meal in a bowl!
Translation: If you only eat until your stomach is 8/10 full, you won’t need a doctor.
Meaning: Eating in moderation is good for your health.
I think the Japanese are on to something. 😀 I find eating smaller meals, with healthy snacks in between, is a great way to fend off hunger, stick with reasonable portions, and keep my weight in check. (No small task as a middle-aged woman). Lean proteins are so such an important part of a healthy diet, and we are fortunate to be able to include fish on a regular basis.
Ginger Mushroom Miso Poached Fish With Kale and Shiitake features the firm, white fish (of your choosing) poached in a flavorful Japanese-style broth. Once the fish is gently poached, it is removed from the pot, and set aside. The coarsely chopped kale and shiitake are together until tender. I specify soba noodles, but feel free to use your favorite Asian noodles or even pasta. Consider ramen noodles, somen, japchae, etc. Angel hair or thin spagetti is a great alternative as well. Make it your own... Use your favorite noodles, your freshest greens, and the best fish you can find. The key here, is the broth...
Place the noodles in a deep soup bowl, top with the tender greens and shiitake, top with a fish portion, then pour the simmering broth over the top. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped scallions or chives... A delicious and healthy one pot meal!
My photos show sea bass portions, but as I've mentioned in previous posts, sea bass is a "splurge" fish at Andersen casa. I love barramundi (a firm, white fish that is quite similar and sustainable), and keep fillets in my freezer. Cod, flounder, and halibut would be excellent as well. I make my own Roasted Mushroom Stock, and I have found Pacific Mushroom Broth to be a great alternative. If you can't find it, substitute a good quality chicken or seafood broth/stock, keeping in mind the flavor will be a bit different. 🙂
Do you think this is a dish you might try? As I mentioned earlier, the Japanese are on to something... their approach to eating results in a very healthy population. For more on the health benefits of kale, see 26 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Kale. Until next time,