This miso black cod recipe features a wonderful flavorful combination of sweet and savory ingredients. Buttery, rich black cod is flavored with sweet miso and maple syrup for a delectable taste that you will absolutely love.
Black cod, also known as Sablefish or Butterfish, is a type of deep-sea fish that is actually unrelated to the cod family of fish. Because black cod fish has a delicate nature and buttery quality, we find that it’s better to bake the fish rather than pan-fry it.
For this black cod recipe, we used Alaskan black cod filets because they have a superior texture and flavor. The fish is almost velvet-like and incredibly moist.
Because we added a sweet touch to this savory recipe with the use of sweet miso and maple syrup, we also utilized mirin, a sweet and tangy Japanese cooking wine that pairs beautifully with the black cod.
It’s best to marinate the fish for at least 30 minutes before baking the black cod to obtain the most flavor. After that, you’ll simply bake the fish for 15 to 20 minutes. You can serve the fish with steamed rice and/or veggies for a complete meal.