Miso Cod


This miso cod recipe is from Chef Al Rosas of The Organic Chef Magazine. Chef Al Rosas focuses on innovation and preservation of Artisan foods and sustainable family farming. But he doesn’t just preach it, he offers wonderful recipes like this one to enjoy organic living. According to the chef, this miso cod recipe is one of his wife’s favorites.

The Sake can be of course your choice, filtered or unfiltered but the same rule applies as wine. If you would not drink it, do not cook with it. There is organic sake on the market as well as Mirin. This recipe can be used with any firm (sustainable wild caught) white fish (free of tripolyphosphates). You may choose to add Ginger or Garlic to this recipe I have done both and they work well. I serve mine on top of a toasted sushi rice cake sprinkled with sesame seeds and parsley. Please try different variations and let me know how they turn out.

Special Diet Notes: Miso Cod

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and peanut-free.

Miso Cod
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Serves: 3 servings
  • 12 oz. black cod filet
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 oz. Yellow Miso paste
  • 1 oz. Mirin
  • 1 oz. Sake
  1. Combine water and sugar in a sauce pan and heat over a moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from the stove top and add Miso dissolve then add the Mirin and Sake.
  3. When the mixture has cooled marinate your fish (Cut in to as many pieces as you need to serve as many people as you wish) no less than 4 hours, overnight is good.
  4. When it’s time to eat, place the fish on top of a rack inside of a baking sheet and broil for 4-6 minutes. Be careful not to over cook the fish it is best served medium not well done.
The hands on time with this recipe is very brief, but be sure to plan ahead for time to marinate.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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