Teriyaki Tilapia (My Mock Unagi)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I know the texture doesn't resemble that of unagi (eel), but I was craving unagi sushi and came up with this to satisfy my craving. It's great in sushi with avocado and scallions, but also great on its own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a non stick pan, over medium high heat, heat oil and then add the tilapia.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients and add them to the pan, cooking until the fish is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
Most Helpful

I followed everything on the recipe but it turned out to be okay. I didn't really taste Unagi but I did taste "sweet". This is not bad, it just taste "different". And it does not taste like the Unagi sauce that I always have in a sushi restaurant.

abschick May 17, 2008

Delicious...I made this when I hadnt been to the grocery store in over 2 weeks, and was looking for something simple to do with the frozen tilipia fillets in my freezer. I didnt have fresh ginger, so I used ground. I'm sure it would have been even better with the fresh, but I was very impressed with the outcome!

eneldridge March 01, 2008

Yes, it's not 100% like unagi. But, it sure is close. This will definitely keep me happy in between trips to the sushi bar!

Goodlookin' Cookin' February 08, 2008