Thursday 30 March 2017

Miso Glazed Black Cod

Hi guys! This entry is going to be a quickie. Pun intended because this is a great, quick recipe that you can easily whip up for dinner on a weeknight. Aside from that it's easy and delicious! Black cod can be a little expensive but this miso glaze will work great on just about any other kind of fatty fish you like. It's just a few ingredients that come together to make a very delicious fish dish. The cod is cooked entirely under the broiler at high heat creating a beautiful, caramelized crust and tender, moist and perfectly cooked fish in a matter of minutes. 

I just threw this together for dinner for myself so these measurements are for a serving for one. You can easily adapt it for additional servings.


½-lb fillet of black cod
2 tbsp shio (white) miso paste
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp rice vinegar (unseasoned)
1 tbsp brown sugar
Neutral oil, to coat pan
chopped scallions and sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

Preheat broiler to 500 F/260 C.

Mix the miso paste, mirin, rice vinegar and brown sugar until incorporated. Stir in a saucepan over medium heat just until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool completely.

Coat a pan with oil and place the fish skin side down. Generously brush with the miso glaze. Place about 6" under the broiler for 8 minutes or until the fish is browned on top put succulent and opaque in the center. Remove from oven and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.

That's it! Pretty simple, huh? The end product is restaurant quality. You won't believe it came out of your kitchen.

I served mine with steamed broccoli, edamame and jasmine scented rice. The rice took the longest at 25 minutes total and the veggies took 5 minutes in a bamboo steamer. It ended up being a great meal and fairly healthy too!

It's a great combination of sweet and salty. I hope you give this a try!


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