Teriyaki Marinade and Glaze

Provided by Brent Anderson

Teriyaki Marinade and Glaze:

  • 4 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. mirin
  • 2 tbsp. Sake
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch (or tapioca starch) mixed with 2 tbsp. water (cornstarch slurry)
  • 1 lb. Black cod fillets, skinned if desired. Cut fillet if needed
  • 2 scallions, green and white, sliced on the bias
  • Toasted white sesame seeds

1. Combine the teriyaki marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. (Not the cornstarch slurry)

2. Place the cod fillets in a single layer in a shallow baking dish; pour about 1/4 - 1/3 of the teriyaki marinade over the fillets. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the Refrigerator. After 15 minutes, turn the cod fillets over to marinate the other side; cover and refrigerate another 15 minutes (for a total of 30 minutes of marinating).

3. Heat 2-3 tsp. of vegetable oil over medium high heat in a large sauté pan. While heating the pan, remove the fillets from the marinade (reserve the marinade for later). Place the fillets skin side up in the preheated sauté pan and cook without moving for at least a minute. Release the fish gently with a spatula and when the pieces start to brown lightly on the bottom (about 2 minutes), very carefully turn the them over with a spatula and cook on the skin side for another 2 minutes until the cod is cooked through. Remove to warm serving plates and place in a warm place (ie, warm oven).

4. In the same pan, add the reserved marinade to the pan, along with the remaining teriyaki sauce. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook for about 10-15 seconds. Remove any foam that forms. Stir in the cornstarch or tapioca slurry and cook another 10-15 seconds until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and pour the teriyaki glaze in a bowl.

5. Drizzle some of the teriyaki glaze over the fish and garnish with sliced scallions and sesame seeds. Serve with extra glaze on the side (in case anyone wants more), steamed white rice, and your veggies of choice.