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Halibut with Ginger and Scallions
This is one of my favorite Healthiest Way of Eating recipes. The health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids from the halibut help to reduce inflammation and the shiitake mushrooms not only enhance the flavor of this recipe but also builds a strong immune system.
Halibut with Ginger and Scallions Prep and Cook Time: 20 Minutes

  • 3/4 lb halibut cut into 2 pieces
  • 1/4 cups light vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup mirin rice wine*
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBS minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cups fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped scallion
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • *mirin is a sweet Japanese rice wine without the alcohol content; you can find it in many of your local health food stores or in the Japanese section of your local grocery store.


  1. Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
  2. Bring the broth and mirin wine to a simmer on medium-high heat in a 10-inch skillet.
  3. Add garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger, scallions, and mushrooms.
  4. Place halibut steaks on top, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes, depending on thickness (5 minutes for every 1/2" of thickness). Season with salt and pepper. Remove steaks and place on a plate. Spoon scallions and mushroom broth over fish and serve.
Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

Halibut with Ginger and Scallions
1.00 serving
(434.19 grams)
Calories: 340


 vitamin K230%





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Halibut with Ginger and Scallions
1.00 serving
434.19 grams
Calories: 340

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K207.18 mcg23012.2excellent
selenium63.52 mcg1156.1excellent
vitamin B122.01 mcg844.4excellent
protein41.38 g834.4excellent
vitamin B311.26 mg703.7very good
phosphorus449.59 mg643.4very good
vitamin B60.75 mg442.3good
magnesium172.35 mg412.2good
biotin12.01 mcg402.1good
omega-3 fats0.74 g311.6good
vitamin C22.59 mg301.6good
iron4.69 mg261.4good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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