Rating: 4.68 stars
169 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 127
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a great way to prepare halibut, cod, sea bass, or salmon. Serve it with couscous or rice.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Cook shallots and garlic gently until fragrant, but not brown. Stir in black bean sauce, rice wine, and soy sauce. Bring to boil and cook until reduced by half. Remove from heat, and stir in vinegar; set aside.

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  • Pat fish dry. Rub with sesame oil and sprinkle with pepper. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.

  • Grill fish for about 5 minutes per side, or just until cooked through. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with sauce poured over top.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 23.9g; carbohydrates 8.6g; fat 4.3g; cholesterol 35.8mg; sodium 230.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (118)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
One of our favorites - we like to double the sauce b/c we pour it over our broccoli. That said, I've found it a cinch to multiply all the sauce ingredients by 6 (thus using up most of the black bean sauce that I would otherwise waste). I then use 1/3 of the sauce for dinner, and divide the remaining sauce into 2 freezer bags and freeze them. Then the next two times I make this meal, all I have to do is thaw and warm the sauce in the microwave while I cook the fish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2010
Way too salty for us. Read More
(2)
169 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 127
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
One of our favorites - we like to double the sauce b/c we pour it over our broccoli. That said, I've found it a cinch to multiply all the sauce ingredients by 6 (thus using up most of the black bean sauce that I would otherwise waste). I then use 1/3 of the sauce for dinner, and divide the remaining sauce into 2 freezer bags and freeze them. Then the next two times I make this meal, all I have to do is thaw and warm the sauce in the microwave while I cook the fish. Read More
(119)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2011
This really was a nice dish and a refreshing and unusual departure from what Hubs and I might typically eat. A wonderful blend of ingredients that came together to make a delicious drizzling sauce - dark, rich and a little sweet. A little is nice, more would ruin the dish. I liked the cilantro to finish but Hubs could have done without. I baked the fish at 400 degrees until the fish was cooked through; for my thick halibut filets that took about 15 minutes. I served this with "Sesame Udon Noodles," recipe also from this site and they complemented each other well. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2007
Wow,this was great! What a wonderful sauce. Next time I will serve with rice so that we get every drop. Thanks Kathryn for sharing an easy and healthy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
Yum! Made it last night for 2, but tripled the sauce recipe ( so like sauce for 18 I guess:>). Baked it in the oven, turning once, at 400 for about 15 minutes. Served with Jasmine rice and asparagus with shitake mushrooms. Here's the kicker - I couldn't find 'mirin' - so I substituted reisling (1.5 cups). It was great! The sauce is salty (sauce for 18 eaten by 2 people, go figure) so next time I might try low soldium soy. Thanks! Husband really liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent!!!! Anyone who does not like fish and those who love fish will love this recipe. Great way to do something different with fish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2006
This recipe is in my monthly rotation; very tasty and very easy. I've made it with salmon and it's just as good. The sauce makes the recipe taste like something from a restaurant, but it's still super easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
This recipe is wonderful! I've used both halibut and ling cod and they came out great. I added red pepper flakes for some heat. I had some extra sauce so I used it for sauted asparagus to go along side and it was delicious (green beans would work too). I will definately make this again, thanks for sharing! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Although I had to substitute sherry for the japanese wine this is among the best fish recipes I have ever tasted. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2009
YUM! This will be my go to for white fish now! It made several converts of my family who previously claimed not to like fish. They got seconds! I served this with quick sesame green beans (adding shiitake mushrooms after reading SunnyByrd's review), lime cilantro rice, and mango lassi II all from this site. The sauce on this is so easy to throw together, delicious, and light tasting. It's also very versatile. I always have the best intentions of making a recipe "as written" but I couldn't find the rice wine and I realized I was out of rice vinegar last minute. I subbed pinot grigio and white wine vinegar, and it still turned out wonderful. Thank you for sharing this Kathryn! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2010
Way too salty for us. Read More
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