Miso-Marinated Broiled Fish
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
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  • 4 oz. Fish per person
  • 1 to 2 tsp. coarse salt
  • ⅓ cup light miso, such as Shiro miso
  • 2 Tbs. mirin
  • 1 Tbs. sake
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  1. Rinse the fish pieces under cold water and pat dry with a towel. Sprinkle salt on both sides of the fish and place on a rack. Let stand about 5 to 10 minutes until fish "sweats" a bit of moisture.
  2. Mix miso, mirin, sake, and lemon juice into a paste.
  3. Wrap fish in a single layer of coarse muslin, cheesecloth, or gauze. Spread miso mixture onto cloth (both sides) so that it saturates the fabric. Let rest for at least 20 minutes, but no more than 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Preheat broiler to 500 F and place fish on a rack about 3 to 4 inches from element. Broil for 5 to 8 minutes per side until browned.
The amount of miso marinade in this recipe will coat 4 portions of 3 to 4 ounces of fish. Note that when broiling, miso may burn quickly, so be cautious in the final few minutes of broiling each side. If you have difficulty with the fish sticking to the rack, lightly coat each side with a light soil such as safflower.
Recipe by Rainy World Kitchen at http://rainyworldkitchen.net/miso-marinated-broiled-fish/