Black Cod with Miso


This five-ingredient dinner gets its flavor from a marinade made with white miso, sugar, mirin, and sake. Once the fish—your choice of black cod or sea bass is done marinating—it's broiled until caramelized.


  • ¾ cup white miso

  • cup sugar

  • ½ cup mirin

  • ½ cup sake

  • 4 (6-ounce) black cod or sea bass fillets, cut about ¾-inch thick


  1. In a saucepan, whisk together miso, sugar, mirin, and sake. Cook until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a shallow baking dish. Add fish, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3 days.

  2. Preheat broiler to high. Remove fish from marinade, and place on a baking sheet, skin-side down. Broil until caramelized, about 3 minutes. Using a flat spatula, gently turn fish, and broil until just opaque in center, about 3 minutes more. Serve immediately.

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