Wood-Fire Grilled Sablefish (Black Cod)

Wood-Fire Grilled Sablefish (Black Cod)

Simple, Smokey, & Buttery Sweet

Wood-Fire Grilled Sablefish (Black Cod) | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 40 min
Serves: 2


  • 2 (8-ounce) pieces of sablefish (black cod)
  • Orange olive oil (see pro tip below)
  • Coarse ground black pepper
  • Flake sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 pound raw sugar snap peas, halved
  • 8 ounces mixed fresh herbs & greens (chervil, parsley, tarragon, sorrel, arugula), or substitute baby salad greens


Start a wood fire (safely!), either in a grill or fire-pit. Let the coals burn down and arrange them 3-4 inches below the grill grate.

Pat sablefish pieces dry and season with coarse salt and pepper. Oil cast iron pan or grill and let warm.

Rub sablefish pieces with orange olive oil. Grill over mesquite or hickory, until cooked through or until it flakes easily.

Put the lid on the grill as it cooks, or put the cast iron directly in the coals to infuse a smoky flavor.

For the salad, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and honey. Toss dressing with herbs, greens, and snap peas. Season with salt to taste.

Serve the sablefish fresh off the grill alongside the snap pea salad.

Monika's pro cooking tip: If you don’t have orange olive oil, you can put a generous amount of orange zest into a few tablespoons of olive oil as a suitable & delicious substitute.

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*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.

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