Sena Sea Black Cod

Sena Sea Black Cod (Family Recipe)

Posted by Sena Wheeler on

ginger black cod

Soy Sauce and Ginger Black Cod (Sena's family recipe)

From our kitchen to yours, we love sharing our favorite family recipes. My Dad was on one of the first Alaskan halibut boats to try fishing for black cod back in the 1980's and this is exactly how our family has been cooking black cod ever since!



4 Black Cod (Sablefish) portions, thawed
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 inch slice of fresh ginger root (or 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger), grated
1 garlic clove, minced



Place Black Cod  in a glass baking dish, flesh side up.

Pour soy sauce over fish. Grate fresh ginger root on top, and add minced garlic. 

Turn Black Cod (flesh down) into the sauce and marinate for 20-30 min.

Pre-heat oven to 425°F.  Place Black Cod flesh side up on lined baking sheet. 

Bake for about 20-25 minutes. 

Cook just until fish is opaque throughout and flesh is separating. Broil on high for 2 more minutes for a nice crispy, brown top.



- Sena C Wheeler                                                

Sena holds degrees in nutrition and food science in addition to being a Mom, foodie, and third generation fisherman's wife.  Visit her at where she blogs about family, fish and food.  

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  • This is now our favorite black cod recipe! so simple and delicious.

    Renee on
  • For whatever reason, I have always been timid when it comes to cooking fish. So,… I’m excited about receiving your cookbook after learning about your family history.
    Looking forward to trying my first one — with Black Cod..!!

    Emily Hall on

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