A few months after we moved to Colorado, we had dinner at a sushi restaurant in the area. Since Colorado is landlocked, you would think the sushi here would be mediocre (at best). Surprisingly, we have some amazing sushi in the area and this particular restaurant serves some of the best sushi I’ve had (outside Japan). The fish is flown in from daily from Japan, so you would never know you were in the middle of the country!
As far as I remember, this was the first restaurant where I tasted sablefish (or black cod). I was blown away by how the soft and creamy texture of this white fish – not at all what I expected. Since then, this is the fish that I think of for entertaining & special occasions. It’s like the fish version of a nice steak! But don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like a fish steak. Not chewy at all. 🙂
And that’s the experience I think you’ll have with this recipe. You can order perfectly portioned sablefish from Sizzlefish (affiliate link) or find it in the fish section of your local grocery store. Start marinating this fish 30 minutes before dinner time, so the fish really has a chance to soak up the flavor. Serve with fresh wilted spinach (or your favorite green veggie) and rice for a complete meal.
- 2 portions Sizzlefish Sablefish
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 4 tablespoons cherry juice
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon arrowroot (or cornstarch)
- Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2 tablespoons cherry juice in a small bowl. Pour over fish in a shallow dish and let marinate for 30 minutes.
- Add coconut oil to saute pan and heat over medium-high heat. Once melted add fish to pan and cook for 2.5 minutes, covered. Flip and cook for an additional 2.5 minutes, covered.
- While fish is cooking, In a sauce pan, stir together remaining soy sauce, honey, cherry juice, and arrowroot. Cook over medium-high heat until smooth and combined, stirring constantly.
- Pour sauce over cooked fish and serve with your favorite veggie. We used wilted spinach, but you can choose any veggie you enjoy!
This asian sablefish recipe should also work well on the grill, using a cedar plank or aluminum foil base to keep the fish from falling through the grates. Remember it’s a nice soft fish!
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