Black cod, aka Sablefish or Butterfish, is caught in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. The mistake most people make when trying black cod for the first time is not realizing this is not Atlantic or Pacific Cod. Atlantic and Pacific cod is a versatile mild white fish and what most think of when hearing “cod”. Trust me when I fist tried it years ago I was one of those. As a side note, young Atlantic cod is called haddock or scrod.
Black cod is meaty like halibut although it is an oily fish. It has a pearly white flesh and mild flavor. The oil content lends it great fish to be grilled and where the flavor comes from. You might have seen my other post marinating the tips brown sugar and soy sauce (which is delicious- by the way), but I wanted to change it up so decided to try a teriyaki version.
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup OJ
- a squeeze from 1/2 lime
- 1 lb black cod tips
Let marinate a few hours or overnight. I didn’t want to get the grill going so I used the cook top. Heat a pan with a little oil and cook tips until done. Adding some of the marinade will make a glaze as it reduces.
This fish does well on its own with a side of veggies and rice or you can use in stir fry of cabbage and noodles…think yakisoba or a regular stir fry.