Miso-Glazed Black Cod


This is my take on miso-glazed black cod, made famous by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. In addition to a taste and texture to die for, this is one of the easiest fish recipes of all time. A couple minutes to make the sauce, some brushing, a short wait, and you're broiling. By the way, I don't like to cook both sides — I like the heat to only penetrate from the top down. This makes for a lovely caramelized top and a super juicy interior. Cooking times will vary, but simply broil the fish until the meat flakes easily and the bones pull out with no effort.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 2 tablespoons sake

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 (7 ounce) black cod fillets


  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease the foil with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk miso, water, mirin, sake, and brown sugar together in a small skillet over medium heat until mixture simmers and thickens slightly, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Place cod fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Brush fillets all over with cooled miso mixture. Marinate at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Broil in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Turn the baking sheet 180 degrees and continue broiling until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes more. Remove pin bones before serving.

    close up view of a Miso-Glazed Black Cod fillet served with white rice, carrots, bok choy and edamame on a plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
2g Fat
21g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 847mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 800mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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