Prep/cook time: 20 minutes
Serves 4 / A nice, light dish to serve during the holiday season when dinners tend to be rich. Serving tip: Pair with green-tea soba noodles.
4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, divided
2 teaspoons sesame oil (untoasted)
2 tablespoons white miso
1 tablespoon bottled or fresh minced ginger
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 halibut fillets (4-5 ounces each)
1 pound bok choy, sliced crosswise into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Â¼ cup thinly sliced chives, divided
Black sesame seeds, for garnish
1. Whisk 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, miso, ginger, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
2. Place oven rack 6 inches from broiler. Preheat broiler and coat a baking sheet or broiler pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange fish on pan and brush generously with miso mixture. Broil until opaque in centers and browned on top, 7–8 minutes.
3. While fish cooks, bring Â¼ cup water to boil in a medium pan. Add bok choy, cover, and cook for 3 minutes; remove cover and let water boil off. Remove from heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus soy sauce, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon chives; combine well.
4. Divide bok choy mixture among four plates. Place broiled fish on top of each. Garnish with remaining chives, and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper to taste and black sesame seeds, if desired.
PER SERVING: 248 cal, 43% fat cal, 12g fat (7g mono, 3g poly, 2g sat), 36mg chol, 26g protein, 9g carb, 2g fiber, 455mg sodium