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Seared Cod with Benihana Ginger Sauce

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Benihana Ginger Sauce with Seared Cod. Enjoy the taste Benihana at home! Only ~2g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword keto benihana ginger sauce, keto seafood fish, low carb benihana ginger sauce, low carb seafood fish, pan fried fish ginger sauce, seared fish ginger sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 221kcal

Ingredients

Fish

  • 2-3 Fillets Cod
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil you can substitute with Olive Oil

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Yellow Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger use more if you enjoy Ginger’s kick
  • 3 1/2 tbsp Rice Vinegar make sure you are using the no sugar added version
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 4 tsp Swerve/Monkfruit use only 3 tsp if you prefer more zest
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Pat down any juice on cod with a paper towel and sprinkle salt and pepper evenly on both sides of the fillets. Set aside.
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  • Cut onions into smaller blocks and add to food processor.
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  • Use a peeler to de-skin ginger. Cut into smaller blocks and add to food processor.
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  • Zest lemon with a zester and add to food processor. Use the same lemon to add 1/4 tsp lemon juice into the food processor.
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  • Add Swerve/Monkfruit, Soy Sauce and Rice Vinegar into a food processor. Pulse until desired consistency is reached (we blend for about 20-30 second) and transfer to a serving bowl.
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  • Add Sesame Oil to cast iron pan and heat on high (please note that cast iron pan & handle gets VERY hot. So please wear mitts if you need to handle the pan).
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  • When cast iron is ready, the oil should be lightly smoking. Reduce heat to medium-high and carefully place cods into cast iron pan (please note oil will splatter so take precaution). Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes (depends on thickness). When searing, do not move the meat.
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  • After 2-3 minutes, carefully flip the cod, re-cover and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
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  • Carefully transfer cod to a serving plate and serve with ginger sauce.
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Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1244mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg