Fish, Kabocha, Kale and Seaweed Stew Recipe
Posted on 22nd of June, 2011 by Lévana
It doesn’t get healthier than this! This dish Goes a long way towards illustrating my philosophy of food in nutrition in full: Start out with serious ingredients, and end up with fun, nutritious and delicious dishes!
This is a complete meal in one pot. Macrobiotic food lovers will enjoy this no end as well. The green tea imparts a clean taste and added nutrition. You might decide to forgo the fish for an all-vegetarian meal, with no loss whatsoever of flavor or nutrition.
¼ cup toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 leeks, sliced
4 large cloves garlic
3 ribs celery, peeled
2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ medium kabocha squash, unpeeled, seeded and cut in inch cubes (use a hammer)
¼ cup hijiki (or other seaweed: wakame, arame, etc….)
1 bunch kale, stems and all, thinly sliced
3 pounds salmon fillet, cut in slivers or cubes
3 cups strong green tea, decaf OK
6 scallions, sliced thinly
6 sprigs cilantro, stems cut off, minced
Heat the oils in a wide heavy pot. In a food processor, mince the leeks, garlic and ginger, using the pulse button. Add the mixture to the skillet, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the curry and turmeric and sauté just a few seconds more. Add the squash, seaweed, kale, salmon, tea, and water and bring to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium and cook covered for 30 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients and toss, cooking 1 to 2 more minutes, just until heated through. Transfer to a platter and serve hot, alone or with rice or noodles. Makes 8 servings.