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Fastest Fish Teriyaki Yet

Fastest Fish Teriyaki Yet

Learn how to make a quick and easy teriyaki sauce and use it to sauté white-fleshed fish like cod. This simple and delicious teriyaki fish recipe brings out delicately sweet-savory flavors, perfect for a flavorful Japanese meal.

I've written about teriyaki before, the real teriyaki, that is -- the thin glaze brushed on while sautéing or grilling that instantly adds tremendous flavor and a beckoning sheen to foods. There are bunch of ways to prepare teriyaki. Here's one I just tried that works amazingly well for fish, and is super easy:

Fast Fish Teriyaki


  • 1/8 cup mirin
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1 pound white-fleshed fish (e.g., cod)


  1. Prepare the Seasoning Mixture: In a small bowl, mix together the mirin, soy sauce, and sake. This will be your seasoning mixture for the fish.

  2. Cook the Fish: Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add the fish and pan-sauté for about 1 minute on each side, just until it starts to brown.

  3. Add the Seasoning Mixture: Pour the mirin-soy sauce-sake mixture over the fish in the pan. Continue to cook, allowing the sauce to simmer and reduce by about half, which should take around 4 minutes.

  4. Serve: Once the liquid has reduced and the fish is just cooked through, remove from heat. The fish should be infused with a delicately sweet-savory flavor.

Enjoy your perfectly seasoned and cooked fish, ideal for a simple yet flavorful meal.