An elegant seafood dish that is not only easy enough to whip up at home yourself, but will also impress your family members or dinner guests. Sign me up! This dish has been well known from the fine dining Japanese restaurant known as Nobu. But, if you think you need to go to a fine dining restaurant for a meal such as this, think again.
Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to this dish. Generally speaking you marinade proteins for a few hours or 1 day at max. But, when it comes to this, slow and steady wins the race baby. This black miso cod gets marinaded for 2, if not 3 days! (I marinated mine for 3). It takes this long because that is the amount of time it takes for all of the sweet and salty flavors to completely absorb into the fish which in turn gives it that succulent, buttery, amazing flavor and texture when cooked.
So, trust me, when I say the wait is well worth it my friend! You can easily marinate this during the week for a tasty weekend dinner to impress your friends or marinate this over the weekend to have a delicious weeknight dinner with your loved ones.
Sable Fish/Black Cod Substitutes:
If you are having trouble sourcing the sable fish/black cod, no worries! You can still enjoy this dish with a different type of fish. Black cod in fact is not a type of cod, the proper name is: “sable fish” or “butterfish”. I easily sourced mine from Whole Foods and if you don’t see it in the glass display, you can always ask to see if they have any in the back. If not, you can easily substitute with actual cod, sea bass or halibut. All have similar textures and flavors.
You can’t have a fish dish, especially an asian forward one without some steamed white rice on the side and added vegetables. This dish pairs extremely well with fresh steamed white rice, it almost is a must have! I also have a deep love for vegetables, so I added some to this dish and then served with extra roasted greens on the side. The added vegetables to the dish itself give it nice earthy flavors and extra crunch from the carrots.
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This miso black cod is wonderful in more ways than one: it has a delicate, buttery, flaky texture that just melts in your mouth plus it is fully of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
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