Stu Weathers' Teriyaki Sablefish (Black Cod)

Stu Weathers' Teriyaki Sablefish (Black Cod)
Photo by Rachael Martin

This recipe is super simple yet full of flavor. Recipe author Stu Weathers is now on his fourth decade as a commercial fisherman. With his trusty fishing vessel, El Tiburon, Weathers catches halibut, sablefish (black cod), spot shrimp, and a few salmon species. You can watch an interview with Weathers, chatting while he catches sablefish.

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Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 2 hr 25 min
Serves: 4


  • 1 lb sablefish (black cod) fillets, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced to a paste
  • 1/4 cup mirin


Make Teriyaki Sauce

Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl to create a slurry. In a small saucepan over medium-low, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and mirin. Stir in cornstarch slurry and simmer until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Let cool completely. 


In a large resealable bag, place sablefish fillets with teriyaki sauce. Marinate for at least 2 hours—overnight is preferable.

Grill Sablefish

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill over medium heat. Place marinated sablefish fillets skin-side down on the grates. Cover and cook for approximately 12–15 minutes or until the fish begins to flake. Serve immediately!

Note: You can use 3/4 cup of your favorite teriyaki sauce mixed with 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger and 4 finely minced garlic cloves to make this even easier.

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Boat Deck Cookin'

with Captain Stu

In this video Stu and his family show you how to make a super simple recipe for teriyaki black cod. This dish is great served with some wilted greens, or a vegetable stir-fry and rice!

Stu Weathers' Teriyaki Sablefish (Black Cod) Recipe | Sitka Salmon Shares
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