Microwave-Steamed Cod and Chinese Cabbage

Microwave-Steamed Cod and Chinese Cabbage

This dish is made easily in the microwave. The bacon and the richness of butter enhance the lightly flavored cod and Chinese cabbage. So good!

Ingredients: 1 serving

Lightly salted cod filet
1 piece
Chinese cabbage
1-2 leaves
Enoki mushrooms
30-50 g
1/2 to 1 slice
1 teaspoon
a small amount
10 g


1. Cut the cabbage leaves up into easy-to-eat pieces. Shred the enoki mushrooms apart. Cut the bacon into 1 cm pieces.
2. Line the bottom of a fairly deep heatproof container with the cabbage (Use a lot of Chinese cabbage; it's delicious! )
3. Put the piece of cod on top of the cabbage, and sprinkle with sake and pepper.
4. Top with the enoki mushrooms.
5. Add the chopped up bacon, and bits of butter.
6. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 minutes at 500 W.
7. Take the container out of the microwave, re-wrap loosely, and cook for additional 30 seconds to a minute. When the cod and cabbage are cooked through, it's done.
8. If it's a little bland, add a little ponzu sauce or soy sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used in-season cod and Chinese cabbage and microwaved. This takes less time than cooking in foil and is really easy, so I uploaded the recipe.