Miso Cod Recipe


Picture taken from my kitchen (it actually is glazed, but I guess the angle I took doesn’t portray that!)

Miso Cod Recipe

  • Serves 2
  • Recipe was from a friend of mines! (not sure where she got it from)


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mirin
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) white or yellow miso paste
  • 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) granulated sugar
  • Four 6-ounce fillets black cod (may substitute Pacific cod or halibut)
  •  Canola oil


1. In a small saucepan, warm the mirin over medium heat. Do not allow it to boil. Add the miso and stir until completely incorporated, about 5 minutes. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.

2. Pat the fillets dry. Place in a baking dish and generously slather both sides with the miso mixture. Cover the dish with a piece of plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet.

4. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Uncover the fish and wipe off the excess marinade with paper towels. Add the fillets to the hot pan and sear until golden brown and caramelized on the bottom, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Be careful, as the fish can scorch and blacken quickly because of the sugar in the coating. Transfer the fillets to the prepared baking sheet, carefully turning them seared side up. Bake until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily, about 7 minutes.

5. Transfer the fillets to a platter or individual plates and serve.

I totally love this recipe.  You just can’t screw up even if you tried.  Taste exactly like the restaurants – I don’t even feel like I need to go out to eat this anymore 😉  Delicious!


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