Home Dinner 10 Best Black Cod Recipes for Dinner

10 Best Black Cod Recipes for Dinner

The next time you need a restaurant-quality dinner, try one of the scrumptious black cod recipes.

From miso-marinated to lemon garlic, they’re all winners.

Cod Fish Fillet with Mushroom and Lettuce
Enter your email below & we'll send it straight to your inbox.

Also known as sablefish, black cod is a fabulous and light main course.

Its tender texture is buttery and flaky, and it’s pretty mild overall. That means it takes on flavor like a dream!

Better yet, these black cod recipes are a breeze to whip up. The fish cooks in a flash, so you can have dinner on the table in no time.

Try these tasty fish dinners tonight, and I guarantee you’ll fall in love.

10 Easy Black Cod Sablefish Recipes Your Family Will Love

1. Nobu’s Miso-Marinated Black Cod 

I’ve been to Nobu once and can say it’s definitely worth the hype. And this miso-marinated black cod is proof!

The trick to this elevated (yet effortless) dish lies in the rich miso marinade. But this isn’t your average marinade.

It’s made two to three days in advance, so the flaky and tender cod has plenty of time to soak up all those rich Japanese-inspired flavors. 

Marinating in the fridge may take a long time, but it only requires a quick seer on the stove once it’s ready.

It’s sweet, salty, buttery, and well worth the wait. 

2. Pan Seared Black Cod 

Pan-searing black cod is one of the best ways to prepare it.

Toss it in a savory marinate first, and it’ll create a crisp shell with light and tender flesh that melts in your mouth. 

What I love most about this recipe is the burst of rich flavors. Oh, and how simple it is!

It only takes a few minutes to whip up this tasty main course, so be sure to have a side dish ready to go!

Enter your email below & we'll send it straight to your inbox.

I think pan-seared black cod is best with a side of wild rice and roasted veggies. Delish!

3. Pan Seared Sablefish (Black Cod) with White Wine Tomatoes 

Need a one-pot dinner the whole family will love? How about this stunning black cod recipe?

The fish seers in a matter of minutes, and everything from the white wine and tomatoes to the rich pour-over sauce comes together in the same pan. 

Because the fish cooks in the wine and tomatoes, it soaks up so much incredible flavor. In fact, it’s so tasty and moist, you don’t really need the sauce,

But it’s too good to miss, so don’t skip it!

4. Broiled Black Cod (Sablefish) with Sweet Chili Sauce 

This broiled black cod doesn’t shy away from bold flavors.

You’ll make a quick marinade with bold spices like garlic powder, vinegar, Sambal Oelek (a powerful Indonesian chili paste), and cayenne pepper. 

Since the marinade is so robust, the fish is ready to broil in as few as 30 minutes.

Once your fish is golden brown, it earns another boost of flavors by incorporating the marinate as a pour-over sauce. 

This stuff is so rich and flavorful, you’ll want to make double.

5. Miso Broiled Black Cod with Bok Choy 

Miso sauce is such a fantastic ingredient to serve with black cod. The rich umami goodness pulls out the fish’s natural sweet flavors beautifully. 

Seriously, the marinade alone should be enough to encourage you to make this dish.

A blend of sweet miso paste with wasabi, ginger, garlic, sesame, and sake, it’s out of this world amazing! 

Pair the fish with bok choy, and you’ve got one helluva tasty dinner.

6. Mediterranean Baked Black Cod (Sablefish) 

Can’t get enough Mediterranean flavors? Then you’ll love this Mediterranean black cod with bold flavors and a nice kick of nutrition.

Pair the mild fish with tomatoes, peppers, fresh parsley, olives, and garlic, and it’s suddenly bright, zesty, and colorful. 

Better still, everything bakes in one pan and comes out perfectly seasoned and ready to eat in only 20 minutes.

It may taste like an elevated restaurant meal, but it’s the perfect light dinner for a hectic weeknight. 

7. Baked Cod Recipe with Lemon and Garlic 

When it comes to white fish, you’ll never go wrong with garlic and lemon!

So, if you’re new to preparing fish at home, this baked cod with lemon and garlic is the perfect place to start.

It infuses rich, fan-favorite flavors with sweet and mild fish. The lemon is bright, the garlic is punchy, and the fish is buttery and to die for.

Garnish with fresh parsley, and pair with roasted veggies or a big bowl of steamed rice. Yum!

8. Lemon-Caper Black Cod with Broccoli and Potatoes 

If you’re on the hunt for an incredibly filling cod recipe, look no further than this hearty yet light dinner.

Think of this lemon-caper black cod recipe as the ocean’s take on meat and potatoes.

It pairs a buttery lemon-caper cod fillet with rustic roasted potatoes and broccoli. 

The cod is rich, tart, and pairs well with hearty root veggies and broccoli. Don’t forget the fantastic mustardy sauce to pour on top!

9. Honey Garlic Sablefish with Broccoli 

The honey garlic sauce in this recipe is out of this world (especially if you use black garlic).

It infuses the sweet notes of honey with savory spices like garlic, red pepper flakes, ginger, and sesame oil.

Now imagine those bold flavors with naturally sweet and mild black cod.

This fish practically explodes off the plate and comes together in a snap. From fridge to oven, you’ll be chowing down in just 20 minutes. 

Easy peasy!

10. Ginger Lime Black Cod 

Give lemons the night off and try this stunning ginger lime black cod recipe. It’s light, bright, and easy to whip up in a hurry. 

You’ll need garlic, lime, cilantro, and ginger, along with the cod, of course.

Pair the baked fish with roasted veggies, or serve it in pieces as fish tacos!

10 Best Black Cod Recipes for Dinner

The next time you need a restaurant-quality dinner, try one of the scrumptious black cod recipes. From miso-marinated to lemon garlic, they’re all winners.


  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious black cod recipe in 30 minutes or less!
Black Cod Recipes

Did you like the recipe?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 4

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.


Share on social media:

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

author avatar
Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

Leave a Comment