Steamed Sesame-Cod Cabbage Rolls
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup dry vermouth or sherry
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 1 (1 1/2-pound) cod fillet, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 1/4 cups finely shredded carrot
- 6 green onions, sliced
- 8 large savoy cabbage leaves, center ribs removed
- 6 thin slices fresh ginger
- 4 sprigs fresh mint
- Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Place fish in a plastic zip-top bag; add 1/4 cup soy mixture, and seal bag. Marinate at room temperature 20 minutes, turning bag occasionally. Toss carrot and green onions with 2 tablespoons soy mixture; set remaining mixture aside.
- Rinse cabbage under cold water. Place wet leaves in a medium microwavable bowl; cover and vent. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until leaves are pliable. Drain leaves, and cool slightly.
- Place 4 cabbage leaves on work surface. Spoon 2 tablespoons carrot mixture into center of each leaf. Remove fish from bag, discarding liquid. Place a fillet over carrot mixture; top each fillet with 2 more tablespoons carrot mixture. Top with remaining 4 cabbage leaves, and wrap tightly into bundles. Tie with string.
- Fill a Dutch oven with water to the depth of 1 inch. Add ginger and mint to water; place steamer basket over water. Bring water to a simmer. Place bundles in steamer basket; cover and steam 10 to 12 minutes.
- Remove bundles, and let stand 1 minute; transfer to serving plates, and remove string. Spoon remaining soy mixture evenly over bundles.
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