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Black Cod with Miso Sauce



Serves 2

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In the U.S.A. we call it Black Cod! Common names worldwide for this Pacific Ocean fish include Sablefish, Blue Cod, Bluefish, Candlefish, Coal Cod, Coalfish, Beshow, and Skilfish. Call it what you will. it’s a wonderful tasty fish made even tastier, when marinated in an Asian White Miso Sauce for a few days.

2- 6 oz Black Cod fillets, about 2″ thick, skin on
3/8 cup of Mirin
3/8 cup of Sake
3/8 cup of white Miso paste
3 TB of Sugar
2- 6 oz Black Cod fillets, about 2″ thick, skin on
1TB of Peanut Oil for the pan
Pickled Ginger, for serving (optional)


1. In a small saucepan, bring the Mirin & Sake to a boil. Whisk in the Miso until dissolved. Add the Sugar & cook over moderate heat, whisking, just until dissolved. Transfer the marinade to a large baking dish & let cool. Add the fish skin side up. Cover and refrigerate overnight or vacuum marinate.

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

3. Transfer to plates & serve with pickled Ginger & additional Miso sauce.

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