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Miso-marinated Black Cod

Welcome to my culinary blog! Today, we're diving into a delightful Japanese-inspired dish: miso-marinated black cod. This recipe features succulent black cod fillets marinated in a flavorful miso glaze, resulting in a dish that's both tender and bursting with umami goodness.


  • 4 black cod fillets (about 6 ounces each), skin-on
  • 1/2 cup white miso paste
  • 1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the white miso paste, mirin, sake, sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger until well combined.
  2. Place the black cod fillets in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag.
  3. Pour the miso marinade over the cod fillets, making sure they are evenly coated. Cover the dish or seal the bag, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  5. Remove the marinated cod fillets from the refrigerator and scrape off excess marinade.
  6. Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Place the cod fillets skin-side down in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until the skin is golden and crispy.
  7. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cod is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  8. Remove the cod from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  9. Serve the miso-marinated black cod hot, garnished with sliced green onions.

This miso-marinated black cod is a standout dish that showcases the exquisite flavors of Japanese cuisine. The sweet and savory miso glaze enhances the delicate taste of the black cod, creating a memorable dining experience.

The Art of Miso-Marination

Miso marinades are not only delicious but also tenderize and flavor the fish or meat beautifully. The longer you marinate, the more pronounced the flavors become. Experiment with different types of miso (white, red, or mixed) to achieve varying levels of sweetness and depth.


Impress your guests or simply treat yourself to this delectable miso-marinated black cod recipe. With its tender texture and irresistible umami flavor, it's a dish that will elevate any meal. Enjoy!


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