Miso Cod with Spinach Banchan

For 3-4


Miso Cod

  • 1 lb Black Cod fillets (3-4 pieces)
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 4 tbsp miso paste
  • 3 tbsp honey


  1. Make marinade inside a glass container using all ingredients but the fish
  2. Pat the fish fillets dry and put them inside the marinade container, refrigerate for 24 hr
  3. Preheat oven to 400F
  4. Lightly Grill fish fillets till brown on both sides
  5. Bake for ~ 15 mins
  6. Bon appétit! ;)

Spinach Banchan

  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp toasted white sesame
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Boil the water with 1tsp salt
  2. When it starts to boil, put the clean spinach in there immediately and turn off the heat, let it sauna for 2-3 mins
  3. Take the spinach out, drain water and wash under cold water for about 1-2 mins, gently squeeze out the excess water
  4. Chop the spinach a few times and put it in a mixing bowl
  5. Mix with sesame oil, sesame seed, finely chopped garlic and a pinch of salt to taste
  6. Bon appétit! ;)

Serving suggestions:  bread, rice, sake …

NOTES: Very easy to make and very taste-buds pleasing! 😀 Can be pricey if you choose to get quality black cod, but you may use regular cod fillets. White miso paste was recommended, but I only had the dark one at home, so that was used instead. Additionally, I chose honey over sugar, so feel free to use sugar if honey is not available at hand. Baking time depends on the thickness of the fish fillets, thus, it can range from 10 to 15 mins. Also, remember to remove dead leaves and roots before making the spinach side dish, it’s important to toast the sesame and pay attention to how much salt you add in there. Finely chopped scallions can also be added … ENJOY!!



Filed under Main Dish, Seafood, Side Dish, Vegetable

2 responses to “Miso Cod with Spinach Banchan

  1. Given the relative ease of this dish, I feel I am obligated to give it a try. Will report back… 😉

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