Miso Black Cod

Miso Black Cod

Miso Black Cod encapsulates the allure of umami in a dish that’s both sophisticated and delightful. The marriage of white miso, mirin, sake, and ginger creates a glaze that transforms the black cod into a canvas of flavor. As the cod bakes to perfection, the glaze caramelizes, adding a touch of sweetness and depth to the dish.


  • Fresh black cod fillets (2-3 fillets)
  • 1/4 cup white miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (white or brown)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 green onion, sliced (for garnish)
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


Prepare the Miso Glaze:

In a bowl, combine white miso paste, mirin, sake, sugar, grated ginger, and sesame oil. Mix the ingredients well until you have a smooth and well-blended glaze.

Marinate the Cod:

Place the black cod fillets in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the miso glaze over the fillets, ensuring they are evenly coated. Cover or seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or up to 24 hours) to allow the flavors to meld.

Preheat and Cook:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

Bake to Caramelization:

Remove the marinated black cod fillets from the fridge and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the fillets are cooked through and the glaze has caramelized slightly.

Garnish and Serve:

Carefully transfer the Miso Black Cod fillets to serving plates. Garnish with sliced green onions and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds for an added layer of flavor and visual appeal.

With every forkful, you’ll relish the harmony of Japanese-inspired ingredients that elevate the black cod to a culinary masterpiece that’s as pleasing to the palate as it is to the senses.

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