1. White Fish Caribe with Cauliflower Risotto
White Fish Caribe with Cauliflower Risotto

White Fish Caribe with Cauliflower Risotto


The cinnamon and nutmeg in this recipe give it a flavor characteristic of Caribbean dishes. And because it uses cauliflower to make the “risotto”, it is low in carbs and gluten-free. This dish works equally well with cod, lingcod, or rockfish — and you could certainly use halibut. Courtesy of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute; edited by Vital Choice.

White Fish Caribe with Cauliflower Risotto

Prep Time: 40 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 4 Vital Choice white fish fillets (cod, lingcod or rockfish; 5 to 6 ounces), thawed
  • 3/4 cup Vital Choice extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 small heads of cauliflower or two bags "riced" cauliflower (12 to 16 ounces each)
  • 2 cups each chopped fresh asparagus, peas and sliced mushrooms
  • 4 radishes, halved or quartered
  • 2 small avocados, pitted, peeled and chunked
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 10-12 drops liquid stevia (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons each cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons each salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Make the avocado dressing: Add avocado, apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, stevia, parsley, mint, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to a mini-food processor or blender. Blend until smooth, adding water if desired for a thinner consistency. Refrigerate, if needed, until using.
  2. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen fish under cold water; dry with paper towel.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, blend cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  4. Squeeze lime juice over fish. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture over both sides of the fish.
  5. Oil a grill, broiler, or sauté pan; heat over medium-high heat, then add rockfish. Cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, just until fish is opaque throughout.
  6. Serve fish with cauliflower risotto. Drizzle with avocado dressing over all.
Serves: Serves 4