Baked Honey-Marinated Cod From 'No Gojis, No Glory'

Every week, we’re spotlighting a different food blogger who’s shaking up the blogosphere with tempting recipes and knockout photography. Below, Christine Arel of No Gojis, No Glory shares the marinated cod recipe that got her hooked on healthful cooking.

Photo: Christine Arel

Baked Honey-Marinated Cod
Serves 4

When I first started experimenting with a healthier lifestyle, I’ve got to admit: I had no idea what I was doing. I’d try to get myself really excited about that super boring salad sitting in the fridge, but I was struggling. I’m still not much of a salad eater, but for me, the key to maintaining a healthier lifestyle has been experimenting with flavor combinations, trying new foods, and finding what works for my tastebuds. Like this cod. 

I think cod is a great fish for novice cooks to experiment with because of its naturally high oil content. It’s hard to dry out, which also makes for a succulent, buttery final product.

¾ cup honey
½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
⅓ cup toasted sesame seed oil
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
1½ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp freshly chopped ginger
4 to 6-oz black cod fillets (aka sablefish)

Combine all ingredients (except for fish) in a medium-sized, airtight mixing bowl. Add cod and marinate for 24 hours. If possible, flip the fish halfway through marinade time to allow even flavor distribution.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F; line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove cod from marinade and bake on the center rack for 7-9 minutes, until cod is opaque and flakes easily.

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What’s your favorite kind of fish? Tell us below!