Gem Cabinets’ Perfect Valentine: Black Cod for Two!

February 13, 2024

This Valentine’s Day, ditch the crowded restaurants and create culinary magic in your own kitchen with Gem Cabinets! 

We’re sharing a recipe with a stamp of approval from our own kitchen – The Best Homemade Black Cod by The Cooking Guy. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience designed for lovebirds seeking a cozy night in.

Recipe from The Cooking Guy


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • Juice of 1 whole lemon
  • 1 whole cod fillet – about 2 pounds
  • Green onion and sesame seeds to garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients except the cod in a saucepan and bring to a boil
  2. Turn down heat and simmer until slightly thickened and a bit syrupy – about 10 minutes
  3. Preheat oven to broil and cover a baking sheet with foil, it’s messy
  4. Place cod on the foil and baste well with the sauce
  5. Broil the cod about 6 inches away from the glowing coils until done – approximately 7 minutes for every inch of thickness, and If it starts to get crispy and a little bit black in spots, that’s good
  6. Remove from oven, baste with extra sauce and garnish with green onion and sesame seeds

Why This Recipe?
It’s simple, elegant, and downright delicious. This recipe transforms quality ingredients and delicious Black Cod into a memorable Valentine’s dinner for two!

Don’t Forget to Set the Scene
Your kitchen is the stage, and we’ve got some tips to turn it into a romantic spot for wining and dining:

Mood Lighting: Soften the lights, light some candles, and let the ambiance take a romantic turn.

Music to Dine For: A perfect playlist with all your favourite love songs in the background sets the tone for an evening of magic.

Table for Two: Elegant tableware, a chic tablecloth, and fresh flowers are the cherry on top of your romantic setup.

Here’s to a Valentine’s Day filled with flavour, fun, and heartfelt moments. Cheers to cooking with love!

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