Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Mom’s Recipes

Black Cod With Miso

6

servings

1 hr

active time

9 hr

total time

Ingredients

3 tbsp mirin

3 tbsp sake

1/2 cup white miso

⅓ cup granulated sugar

6 (6- to 7-oz.) skin-on black cod (sablefish) fillets (1 to 1½ inches thick) (see Note)

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Pickled ginger (optional), for serving

Directions

• bring mirin and sake to a boil a stan saucepan over medium. Whisk in miso until thoroughly combined, about 1 minute.

Add sugar; cook over medium, whisking constantly, until sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer marinade to a 9-x

13-inch baking dish; let cool completely. about 20 minutes. Add fillets to marinade, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 48 hours.

2. Preheat oven to broil with oven rack positioned 6 to 8 inches from heat. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high.

Remove fillets from marinade; scrape off excess marinade. Discard marinade.

Place fillets, skin side up, in skillet; cook over high, undisturbed, until flesh is browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip fillets. Transfer skillet to preheated oven, and broil until cod is flaky and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes, watching fillets carefully to ensure they do not scorch. Transfer fillets, skin side down, to plates. Serve with pickled ginger, if desired. -NOBU MATSUHISA MAKE AHEAD Black cod can marinate in refrigerator up to 48 hours.

SAKE Substantial, savory sake: Konteki

Tears of Dawn Daiginjo

NOTE Black cod (sometimes labeled sablefish) is available at most seafood markets or online at alaskagoldbrand com. White miso is available at Asian grocery stores and at amazon.com

Notes

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's signature dish of black cod in a sweetened miso glaze is rightfully world-famous. As the fish quickly cooks over high heat and is finished under the broiler, the sugars in the sake-miso marinade caramelize to form a lacquered golden brown surface. While the dish takes some planning to allow the black cod (also known as sablefish) time to absorb the flavorful marinade, it cooks fast and requires very little clean-up.

6

servings

1 hr

active time

9 hr

total time
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