Miso Marinated Sea Bass

    3 hours 17 minutes

    An amazing marinade for many kinds of fish or even shellfish. The fish will melt in your mouth! I serve it with bok choy and sticky rice on the side.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/3 cup (85ml) sake
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup (45g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup miso paste
    • 4 fillets fresh sea bass, about 3cm thick
    • 2 tablespoons chopped spring onion

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Extra time:3hours chilling  ›  Ready in:3hours17min 

    1. Whisk together the sake, mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar and miso paste in a bowl to make the marinade. Place the sea bass in a large sealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over the sea bass. Chill in refrigerator 3 to 6 hours. Arrange the fillets on a baking tray. Discard the marinade.
    2. Preheat the grill and set the oven rack about 15cm from the heat source. Prop the oven door to remain slightly ajar.
    3. Bake the sea bass under the grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 7 to 9 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions to serve.

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    UPATE 2: I tried this recipe on wild cod filets and it is by far the BEST choice of fish. If you don't get to marinade it for 3 hrs, it's OK. Just save the marinade and cook it into a sauce aferwards. I now like to place it on the top rack of the oven and broil it for 10-12 minutes or until it's done. This method is better than baking which also takes a longer time. But you will need to make sure it doesn't burn. This recipe has become one of my favorite!!! UPDATE 1: I used this recipe again on halibut filet. It was just as tasty. I got to marinade the fish for 4 hours, but still kept the marinade and cooked it into a sauce. And the sauce made a difference. Cook time for the halibut was also around 20-25 minutes baked at 400 degree. ------- EXCELLENT marinate!!! I had a grilled fish dish at a Japanese restaurant last week and this marinade tastes just like it! My hubby who hates cooked fish enjoyed this too. We got frozen sea bass, so it might taste a bit fishy, this marinade really helps to reduce the fishy taste. The reason why I gave this a 4-stars is the sea bass isn't fully cooked at 400 degree for 7-9 minutes. It really took me 20 something minutes with baking instead of broiled and checked it by poking a fork through. I didn't have time to marinate it for 3-6 hrs, so I only marinaded it for an hour and cooked the marinaded for dipping. It was really good.  -  18 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    One word for this recipe.....YUMMYLICIOUS!!! At least that should be a word. Make sure to marinate the fish for at least 4 hours, use a hot pan (med to medium high heat) with just a touch of olive oil, and cook one side for two minutes to get a nice crust, and then turn over and cook for another five minutes covered. Comes out moist and delicous!  -  16 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Absolutely Awesome - the sea bass melts in your mouth - baked at 400 for 15 minutes - turning once - came out perfect. Marinated for full 6 hours - so easy and delicious. A definite repeat.  -  14 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)