Need help sticking to your new year's resolution to eat healthier? Look no further than celeb hotspot Koi. The restaurant's low-calorie "Skinny Menu" at their LA, NY, and Las Vegas locations help stars Ashley Greene, Lea Michele, Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne and Katharine McPhee stay, well, skinny.
Or, opt for a night-in with these easy-to-follow, healthy recipes for Steamed Chilean Bass and Lemon Crisp cocktail from the culinary team at Koi.
Lemon Crisp Cocktail
2 oz Hendricks Gin
3 Lemon Wedges
3 pieces Cucumber
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz Soda
In a martini shaker, muddle the lemon and cucumber. Add the gin and lime juice.
Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Top with the soda.
Garnish with a eon twist and cucumber wheel.
Total Calories: 145
Steamed Chilean Sea Bass
6-7 oz Chilean sea bass
4-5 pieces ginger, julienned (matchstick size)
1/2 cup shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
5 cilantro leaves
1/2 scallion thinly, cut on the bias
2 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame chili oiil (if can’t be found, sesame oil will work)
Coriander sprouts for garnish (or 2-3 Cilantro Leaves)
Place sea bass in a casserole dish small enough to fit inside a steamer basket. Top with the ginger and shiitake mushrooms. Place the dish inside the steamer basket over simmering water and cover. Let steam for 15-20 minutes or until fish is cooked.
Meanwhile heat sesame oil until it begins to smoke. Turn off heat and place to the side (to be used at end).
Place the sea bass and mushrooms in a serving bowl.
Pour the leftover liquid from the dish on top of the fish.
Place the cherry tomatoes around the sea bass and add soy sauce.
Top the sea bass with cilantro and scallions. Drizzle the hot sesame oil on top of the greens to release their aromatics and oils.
Finish with a garnish of coriander sprouts.
Total Calories: 245