Nobu Black Cod with Miso
Cuisine: Japanese
Author: Janelle
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
A recipe for Nobu's famous Black Cod with Miso, courtesy of Nobu Matsuhisa of the Nobu restaurant.
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 3 tablespoons sake
  • ½ cup white miso paste
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • Six 6- to 7-ounce skinless black cod fillets, about 1½ inches thick
  • Vegetable oil, for grilling
  • Pickled ginger, for serving (optional)
  • Scallions, chopped (optional)
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the mirin and sake to a boil. Whisk in the miso until dissolved. Add the sugar and cook over moderate heat, whisking, just until dissolved. Transfer the marinade to a large baking dish and let cool. Add the fish and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°. Heat a grill pan and oil it. Scrape the marinade off the fish. Add the fish and cook over high heat until browned, about 2 minutes. Flip the fish onto a heavy rimmed baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, until flaky. Transfer to plates and serve with pickled ginger or chopped scallions.
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