Cod fillets are meaty and compared to other white fish, have fewer bones. The cod was first marinated in a mixture of honey, soy sauce, cider vinegar, ground pepper, and ginger for 24 hours and then baked in the oven until it flaked easily when pierced with a fork. Marinating them overnight made the cod very tasty.

One caution is not to over bake them.


  • 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


  1. Combine all ingredients (except for fish) in a medium-sized, airtight mixing bowl. Add cod and marinate for 24 hours.
  2. If possible, flip the fish halfway through marinade time to allow even flavor distribution.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Remove cod from marinade and bake on the center rack for 7-9 minutes, until cod is opaque and flakes easily.