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.
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.