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baked sablefish (black cod) with teriyaki
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5 from 8 votes

Black Cod Teriyaki (Sablefish Recipe)

This easy black cod (or sablefish) recipe is made by marinating fish in homemade teriyaki sauce and baking it until it's tender and flaky.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 192kcal


  • 8 ounces sablefish (black cod) Or substitute salmon
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or tamari Use gluten-free certified if needed
  • 1 tablespoon shaved ginger (or ginger paste)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi OR horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (white or brown)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Whisk or blend together vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, wasabi (or horseradish), and sugar.
    Marinate sablefish in sauce for at least 30 minutes, or overnight. (Refrigerate while marinating.)
    Marinate the Black Cod (Sablefish) in Teriyaki Sauce
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    Brush oil in an oven-safe pan or casserole dish. (Sablefish can be large, so make sure the pan or dish is long enough.)
    Use your fingers to brush the marinade off of the sablefish and move it to the prepared pan. Reserve marinade.
    Slide the pan into the oven.
    Cook sablefish for 10 minutes per 1" thickness, or until the fish easily flakes apart with a fork.
    Sablefish is very delicate and flaky: do not flip the fish halfway through cooking.
    Add Fish to a Oven-Safe Pan + Bake
  • While the sablefish cooks, pour the marinade into a small pot.
    Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil, and then simmer for 2-3 minutes, lowering heat if necessary. Remove from heat and cover the pan to keep the sauce warm.
    Pour Marinade Into a Pot + Thicken
  • When the sablefish is done cooking, remove it from the oven and brush the teriyaki sauce over the fish. Divide the remaining sauce and serve it on the side or drizzled over side dishes (like rice or vegetables.)
    Serve the fish immediately.
    Brush the Sablefish (Black Cod) with Teriyaki Sauce


How to Fillet Sablefish: If you have a side of sablefish, or a fillet that seems too big, use a fillet knife (or your sharpest knife) to cut the sablefish into individual portions before baking.  If you can't cut through the skin, that's ok.  Score the skin with the knife, and it will separate with the fillets while cooking.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1968mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg