Miso-baked cod

Miso-baked cod
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min, oven time 10 min

Bring a restaurant classic to your dinner table: enjoy the rich, umami flavour of miso in this sticky Japanese-style marinated cod dish. It’s perfect for impressing the Japanophile in your life on Valentine’s Day, or for livening up your weeknight cooking.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
180kcals
Fat
2.8g (0.4g saturated)
Protein
29.1g
Carbohydrates
7.2g (2.8g sugars)
Fibre
0.9g
Salt
2.8g
Calories
180kcals
Fat
2.8g (0.4g saturated)
Protein
29.1g
Carbohydrates
7.2g (2.8g sugars)
Fibre
0.9g
Salt
2.8g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp shiro miso
  • 1 tbsp mirin (sweet Japanese cooking wine, from the world food aisle of large supermarkets)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce or tamari
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 30g fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 sustainable cod fillets (around 150g each)
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced, plus extra to garnish
  • Handful fresh coriander, plus extra to garnish

To serve

  • Steamed rice and griddled pak choi
  • Lime wedges

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/ gas 6. Mix together the miso, mirin, soy sauce or tamari, sesame oil and ginger in a small bowl.
  2. Lay each piece of cod on a piece of foil large enough to enclose it, then spoon half the miso mix on top of each. Add the spring onions and coriander, then tightly seal to make parcels.
  3. Put the 2 parcels into a baking dish, transfer to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Divide the rice and pak choi between 2 plates. Unwrap the parcels, lift out the contents and serve the fish on top of the rice, with extra coriander and spring onions on the side. Add lime wedges for squeezing.

delicious. tips

  1. Make the miso and soy sauce mixture 1 day in advance and keep covered in the fridge.

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  1. Though this looked delicious and it was!. So easy to make and tastes as if you had spent hours in the kitchen. Served with a green veg, brocolli, beans or pak choi and rice. Good enough to cook for friends, can be done in advance and refrigerated, cook and serve and wait for compliments!

  2. This was incredibly good. The cod cooked perfectly in their parcels and was the softest, juiciest and tasted way I have had it cooked in a long time. The recipe was super speedy, perfect for weeknight cooking and the use of parcels means there isn’t too much tough washing up which is a bonus!

  3. Love this recipe! It’s so quick to make and it uses things which I usually have in the cupboard, but makes a really delicious supper. Will definitely be making it regularly.

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