Soy Ginger Black Cod
Soy Ginger Black Cod is marinaded in a slightly sweetened soy ginger sauce for at least eight hours, pan-seared, and oven-baked on high heat creating an exquisitely simple dinner.
What is Black Cod?
As I mentioned in the Blackened Black Cod recipe, Black Cod is also known as Sablefish and Butterfish.
Fun Facts about Black Cod
- Physically resembles other fish on the cod family tree, but isn't related to it-not even on a neighboring shrub.
- It's scientific name is Anoplopomatidae, but we'll stick with one of the three more pronounceable names.
- The average age when caught is 40 years old...talk about being cut down in the prime of life.
- Live in the Pacific between Northern Mexico to Alaska, but the Alaskan variety is the best option for its sustainability.
- Juvenile Sablefish are a tasty treat for halibut and salmon. Adult Sablefish are preyed upon by sperm whales.
- Butterfish is just starting to gain some popularity in America restaurants and dinner tables, but has been incredibly popular in Japan since the 1800's.
- Loaded with omega-3's and b-vitamins.
While black cod is just gaining some popularity here in the US, it's been a favorite overseas for decades. It's also one of my most popular items for its versatility. Hope you love it as much as we do.
- 4-6 oz Black Cod portions
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2-4 green onions; diced
- 4 cloves garlic; minced/grated
- 3 tbsp ginger, diced
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- In a medium bowl, add all the marinade ingredients, stir/whisk until combined.
- Once the marinade is blended, pour over the fleshy side of the black cod portions.
- After coated, flip the fish, skin side up.
- The fish should be resting in a thick puddle of marinade.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator; allow to marinate at minimum 6 hours, but preferably 24 hours.
- When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425°F.
- Bake for 16-20 or until the internal temperature is 145°F; the flesh will have browned and begin to separate.
- If desired, flip the fish, skin side down and place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until it has reached the desired coloring.
- Serve and enjoy.