Teriyaki Braised Black Cod

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We’re probably all familiar with cod. It’s a popular whitefish variety used for fish sticks, fish fries, and many other things! But have you heard of Black Cod? Black Cod is a rich whitefish, which gets its buttery, silky texture from its high oil content. In fact, because of the high oil content, Black Cod is high in Omega-3’s (even higher than some salmon species). While the high oil content lends itself well to smoking, we try to keep things simple around here. Knowing that Black Cod pairs well with Asian flavors, inspired us to do a teriyaki braised Black Cod. This decadent dish is one you surely do not want to miss.

Teriyaki Braised Black Cod

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total: 25 minutes


  • 1 Alaskan Black Cod fillet, cut into 4 smaller fillets
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c. teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. Riesling
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 small red pepper, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, grated (matchstick pieces)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice


Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of your black cod with oil, and then cook uncovered for 3-4 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to keep the fish from sticking.

Add your teriyaki sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes, allowing the sauce to boil up.

Turn your fillets, add your minced garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Add your wine, bell pepper, green onions, and carrots. 

Cover and reduce your heat to medium. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until your fish is opaque.

Sprinkle with lemon juice and enjoy!

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