Friday, April 30, 2010

Miso Glazed Sea Bass

I honestly can't think of anything more decadent than a well cooked piece of sea bass.  Due to the price and lack of availability, this is not something I cook often.  But man, does it taste good.  The flavor of sea bass is usually described as buttery.  And who doesn't like butter?  This fish has a high oil content similar to salmon and just like salmon, it also packs a ton of healthy omega-3s.  This miso glaze preparation is super-quick and incredibly satisfying.  Serve with spinach and new potatoes for a fantastic meal.
 
Miso Glazed Sea Bass
1/3 cup sake
1/3 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
1/3 cup light yellow miso (fermented soybean paste)
3 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar substitute (such as Spenda)
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
4 6-ounce sea bass fillets (each about 3/4 inch thick)
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1. Glaze: Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Place fish in a zip-top bag. Pour marinade over fish.  Seal the bag and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

2. Cook: Preheat broiler. Remove fish from marinade. Place fish on rimmed baking sheet. Broil fish 6 inches from heat source until just opaque in center, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plates. Sprinkle with green onions and basil and serve.

6 comments:

  1. Man that looks FANTASTIC! How sweet is it?

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  2. T - it's not terribly sweet, but the buttery flavor of the sea bass definitely adds to the dish.

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  3. In what section of the grocery store do you find miso? I've looked in several grocery stores and can't find it anywhere!

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  4. You can find miso paste at any Asian store. It is usually stored in the refrigerated section. Miso paste comes in different varieties - typically white, yellow, and red. Here is a link to a picture of miso paste to aid in your search:

    http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/product/honzokuri-low-salt-miso-26-4-oz

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  5. Yellow miso paste also goes by the name Shinshu Shiro Miso - look for this on the package, since many of them do not have English translations.

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  6. Sea bass is one of my favorites and your dish looks sooo appetizing.

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