by in Recipes April 21, 2020

I love Miso Cod when I am eating out in a Japanese Restaurant, so wanted to make it at home.  For my first attempt I was pretty pleased with it, it was extremely tasty!!!

It does take a few days marinating so you have to plan it in advance!!

  • 6 tablespoons Mirin
  • 6 tablespoons Gin (not authentic but I did not have Sake)
  • 1 cup White Miso Paste
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • Skinless Cod fillets

Combine the Mirin and Gin (or Sake) and bring to a boil in a small saucepan.

Whisk in the Miso until it is dissolved.

Add the Sugar and continue to cook it over the heat until the Sugar is dissolved.

Put the Marinade in a large baking dish and let it cool.

Add the fish and over it completely with the Marinade.

Cover and place in the fridge.

I left it marinading for 3 days, but turned it over every day.

To cook:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Take the Cod out of the marinade.




Heat some oil in a frypan which can go into the oven (or else you can place the browned Cod onto a baking dish)

Place the Cod top side down into the hot frying pan and let the fish develop a lovely brown color.  You want it to be quite brown in places.  Turn the Cod over and place the frying pan into the oven for approximately 8 minutes.  You want the fish to be still nice and flaky but not overcooked.