2 Ratings
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 5 star values: 1

Rich miso-crusted butterfish that melts in your mouth. I always serve with steamed rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Miso Marinade:

Beurre Blanc:

Lemon Sauce:

Sweet Soy Sauce:

Directions

  • Whisk miso, 1 cup sugar, sake, and mirin together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until marinade has reduced, about 45 minutes. Transfer marinade to a shallow dish and cool completely, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Place butterfish in the marinade and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Combine shallot, bay leaf, peppercorns, vinegar, and wine in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until only about 1 tablespoon liquid remain, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour cream into mixture and simmer until cream mixture has reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and rapidly whisk butter pieces, 1 at a time, until beurre blanc is smooth and thickened. Strain beurre blanc through a mesh strainer to remove spices.

  • Stir lemon juice into beurre blanc until lemon sauce is evenly mixed; fold in parsley.

  • Combine soy sauce and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and sweet soy sauce has reduced to 1 cup, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove butterfish from marinade, discarding unused marinade. Cook butterfish in the hot skillet until fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer butterfish to a warmed plate and drizzle lemon sauce and sweet soy sauce around fish.

Editor's note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

1392 calories; 67.9 g total fat; 243 mg cholesterol; 7293 mg sodium. 140.9 g carbohydrates; 44.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
Best tasting fish ever! We can't get enough. Even if you don't have the time to do the 8 hour marinade its still great!

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2017
This recipe is A LOT of work for minimal payoff. It's also too heavy on the sugar. I doubt I'd both with this again as there are plenty of tasty recipes for white flaky fish that aren't this much effort for such lackluster results.
2 Ratings
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 5 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2017
This recipe is A LOT of work for minimal payoff. It's also too heavy on the sugar. I doubt I'd both with this again as there are plenty of tasty recipes for white flaky fish that aren't this much effort for such lackluster results.
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
Best tasting fish ever! We can't get enough. Even if you don't have the time to do the 8 hour marinade its still great!