Black Cod, Chinese Style

Course : Chinese
Serves: 4
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2 1/2 pounds fresh black cod or sablefish
4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons dry sherry
2 teaspoons sesame oil

Preparation / Directions:

Mix together the soy sauce, honey, sherry and sesame oil in a bowl. Add the fish and allow to marinate several hours, turning occasionally. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, depending on thickness. Baste the fish with the marinade once or twice during cooking. The secret to this dish involves not overcooking it. Comments: My dear friend Mary Young took me to a restaurant just outside San Francisco. It is called Hong Kong East Ocean and it is a seafood house. They served this dish and I was astounded at the richness and clarity of flavor. This recipe is as close as I can come to theirs. Black cod is very rich, and I am afraid, rather expensive. On the East Coast it is called sablefish.

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