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Black Cod with Miso

Black Cod with Miso

This is a recipe by Nobu Matsuhisa from Nobu’s cookbook.  The black cod was incredibly tasty and I think this may be the best way to cook Black Cod ever.  Marinating for 2-3 days is recommended.  I marinated overnight and it was very good.  And once you have the fish marinated in the fridge, it takes only 15 minutes to prepare this restaurant quality dish at home!

Ingredients: (edited slightly for smaller portion and added sauce)

  • 4 – 6 oz black cod steak, about 1 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons mirin
  • 4 tablespoons sake
  • 4 tablespoon of white miso paste
  • 3 tablespoon of sugar


In a small saucepan, bring the mirin and sake to a boil. Whisk in the miso until dissolved. Add the sugar and cook over moderate heat, whisking, just until dissolved. Transfer the marinade to a large baking dish and let cool. Add the fish and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat the oven to 400°. Heat a grill pan and oil it. Scrape the marinade off the fish. Add the fish and cook over high heat until browned, about 2 minutes. Flip the fish onto a heavy rimmed baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, until flaky.


  1. Save some marinate to serve with the dish.
  2. The black cod can be substitute with Sea Bass.

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