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Ginger Halibut in Cabbage Leaves


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  • 1 ½ pounds halibut fillets or steaks
  • 2 Tablespoons San-J Sweet & Tangy Sauce
  • 12 Napa cabbage leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons ginger minced
  • ¼ cup shallots minced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro minced
  • Citrus Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon San-J Sweet & Tangy Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice


  • Cut the halibut into cubes about 1/2-inch in size, place in a glass bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the San-J Sweet & Tangy Sauce. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and blanch the cabbage leaves by dipping them into the water until the leaves are soft and pliable, about 3 minutes. Set the drained cabbage leaves aside. In a medium sauté pan, heat the vegetable oil on medium heat and sauté the garlic, ginger, shallots and red pepper until they are soft, about 4 minutes. Toss lightly as the vegetables sauté. Remove the vegetables from the heat and add the fish cubes, mint and cilantro. Toss lightly again to combine thoroughly. 
  • Place two cabbage leaves on a flat work surface, overlapping slightly, to make 6 sets of 2 leaves each. Divide the fish and vegetables evenly among the 6 sets of cabbage leaves. Roll the cabbage leaves, tucking in the sides to form an enclosed roll and secure with toothpicks. Steam the cabbage rolls for 9 minutes or until cooked through. To test, unwrap one roll and flake the fish with a fork. It should flake easily when ready to serve.
  • Prepare the sauce as the cabbage rolls steam by combining the honey, San-J Sweet & Tangy Sauce, orange juice and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Whisk and heat over medium until the honey is smooth and the sauce is warm. To serve, drizzle the thickened sauce over each cooked halibut roll. 

* The Gluten Free recipes that appear in this website incorporate a variety of San-J's products that are Certified Gluten Free. Please be sure to consider the other ingredients to make sure they comply with your dietary needs and restrictions.

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