Teriyaki Fish

Do you have trouble getting your family to eat fish? I have tried several recipes in my attempts to make fish more palatable to my kids. So far, this one is our favorite. The Tamari helps cover the “fishy” taste and makes the fish yummy.

This recipe comes from Sally Fallon Morell’s book, “The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children”. It is a great book with lots of pictures and simple steps to make it easier for kids to follow and use.


Teriyaki Fish


  • butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pound wild fish filets (my kids like tilapia best)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or naturally fermented soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey



  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Rub the butter on the inside of a glass baking dish. (Size will depend on the number and size of filets you are cooking.)
  3. Place the fish, skin-side down, in the baking dish.
  4. Grate the garlic into a small bowl. Add the tamari and honey to the bowl. Mix together with a fork.
  5. Spread the sauce on top of the fish using a pastry brush.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Once the fish is done, if you want to thicken the sauce left in the baking dish, pour it into a small frying pan and boil it for a few minutes.

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