Miso Cod with Buttered Mushrooms

June 2006
Miso Cod with Buttered Mushrooms

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups white miso (available in some refrigerated sections and at Asian markets)
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1/2 cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 4 6 ounces black cod fillets (also called sablefish) or salmon fillets
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms, such as oyster and shiitake, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray or olive oil
  • Steamed white rice
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the sugar, miso, sake and mirin. Bring the marinade to a boil, then remove from the heat, transfer to shallow dish and let cool completely. Add the fish, covering it with the marinade, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring a few cups of water to a boil. Boil the garlic for 2 minutes and drain on paper towel. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the blanched garlic in the butter until golden, 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until golden, about 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice and soy sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
  3. Cover a grill liberally with the nonstick cooking spray and heat medium-high. Grill the fish, turning once, until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with the buttered mushrooms and rice.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Banrock Station Riesling 2005 (Australia)
Tip Ready when you are
  • The cod gets tastier as it marinates, so make it ahead and refrigerate for up to 2 days before grilling.
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