Pan Fried Cod with Leek Sauce

Pan Fried Cod with Leek Sauce

Light tasting cod fish is delicious pan fried. I served it with plenty of leek-packed fragrant sauce.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Fresh cod filets
2 pieces (I used 2 pieces weighing 85 g each)
Salt and pepper
a small amount
1 teaspoon
As needed
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon plus (if using a non-stick frying pan)
For the sauce:
Japanese leek
about 10 cm
1 piece (2 teaspoons)
1/2 clove (1 teaspoon)
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon plus
☆ Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
☆ Sake
2 teaspoons
☆ Mirin
1 teaspoon plus
☆ Dashi stock granules
a pinch
Sesame oil
1 scant teaspoon
Vegetable sides
Add as much as you like


1. Season the cod filets with salt and pepper, drizzle on a little sake, and let sit for a while.
2. Finely chop the leek, ginger and garlic. Combine the ☆ ingredients.
3. Pat the cod dry with paper towels, and dust with flour.
4. Heat some oil in a frying pan. Shake any excess flour off the cod and put them in the pan. Cook until browned on both sides, then remove to a plate.
5. Wipe the frying pan out quickly, add fresh oil and saute the garlic and ginger. When it starts to smell nice add the leek and saute it quickly.
6. Add the combined ☆ ingredients. When it's bubbling add the sesame oil and turn off the heat.
7. Pour the sauce over the cod. Serve while still hot.
8. I added shimeji mushrooms and pre-boiled sweet potatoes. Just stir fry in oil and season with salt, pepper and a little butter. Please add to your taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

Fresh cod is in season in the middle winter.
I wanted to serve tender and lightly flavored cod with a flavorful sauce.