Pan-fried Teriyaki Cod – Kiddy portion

My kids are used to eating cod and usually they eat it steamed plain or with wolfberries or with a dash of teriyaki sauce. Sometimes I simply pan-fry it and on super good days, they get home-made cod fish fingers or the super creamy baked cod with Ritz crackers crust. 🙂

Recently, I decided to indulge them a little and they absolutely love this pan-fried teriyaki cod!

Here’s a serving of teriyaki cod for little boy (15 months):

pan-fried teriyaki cod

I usually let the cod soak up the sauce but if you like, you can always leave some sauce for drizzling on rice etc. Just make sure you prepare more sauce then.

Pan-fried Teriyaki Cod - Kiddy portion
Recipe type: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Japanese
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 1 toddler
  • 30-50g cod fillet
  • teriyaki sauce* (see cooking notes), amount up to your preference
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  1. Rinse cod fillet and pat dry.
  2. Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan (I'm using the Happy Call pan).
  3. When the oil is heated up, add the fish and cover the pan and let it fry for about 2 minutes.
  4. Flip the small piece of cod in the pan and cover the pan again for about 10 seconds.
  5. Pour the teriyaki sauce on the cod and cover the pan again and cook till the sauce has thickened to a consistency of your liking or if the cod fillet has soaked up the sauce.
  6. Remove from pan and serve.
1. The brand of teriyaki sauce I'm using is Yamasa and I find it a bit too salty for the kids so I usually dilute it with plain water in the proportion 1:1 (add more water if still too salty). I will add ¼ - ½ a teaspoon of sugar to balance the taste.
2. Adjust the sauce to your liking before adding it to the pan as the cod will be overcooked if you start adjusting the taste of the sauce only in the cooking process.
3. You can substitute cod with salmon fillet.

For more fish & seafood recipes, do check out the Fish & Seafood section in this blog for a complete directory of recipes (with thumbnails).

Other cod recipes which might be of interest:

Ritz crumbed cod Fish Porridge Air-fried cod bites Cod potato balls


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