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Ginger Soy Cod

Ginger Soy Cod is full of wonderful Asian flavors. Fresh ginger, soy sauce and lemon juice is so good you will want to put this sauce on everything.

Ginger Soy Cod is a simple recipe with a wonderful sauce. Keep a close eye on the sauce as you are cooking it because it will thicken very quickly. I like to put the fish on top of the rice then add the sauce. I like to the sauce to sink into the rice.

I like to cook fish outside on the grill because I don’t like my house to smell of fish. If you do the same be sure to use a cast iron pan that has a flat bottom. If you use a grill pan with slots on the bottom it will be impossible to make the sauce in the same pan and the fish will stick badly.

Cost Per Serving $6.28 as of May 2023

Fish is more expensive than other meats so the cost per serving is a lot higher. It is not really a budget friendly protein. 

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $25.13.

If you have a stocked pantry this dish will cost you about $19.16.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $4.79.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 4 oz fish

Equipment needed: 8″ cast iron skillet

Total time: 15 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will save about $5.97.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $5.97 as of May 2023

  • sesame oil $3.29
  • ketchup $1.29
  • soy sauce $1.39


Total: $19.16 as of May 2023

  • 32 oz cod $12.99
  • apple jelly $1.99
  • capers $2.39
  • 1 lemon $0.79
  • fresh gingerroot $1.00

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Heat 4 teaspoons sesame oil in a 12″ cast iron pan.
  3. Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper.
  4. Pan fry fish for 4 – 5 minutes per side until fish flakes easily with a fork. 
  5. Remove fish from the pan and add the ginger soy sauce to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the sauce over the fish. Enjoy!

Try some of our other fish recipes: Fish-Seafood

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