Miso-Glazed Sea Bass

Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

My friend Yohko put this recipe from Epicurious.com in my "birthday book". Yohko is a great cook who was born in Japan and has lived in the Pacific Northwest as well as in the MidWest. This is a very simple preparation and procedure but it requires some specialty items that you may need to purchase in the local Asian market and liquor stores. You'll need at least 2 hours to marinate so plan ahead. (Please note the variation in reviews and reduce the sugar according to your personal taste).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sake, mirin, miso, brown sugar and soy sauce in a shallow baking dish.
  2. Add fish; turn to coat with marinade.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours.
  4. Preheat broiler.
  5. Place fish on rimmed baking sheet.
  6. With broiler door slightly open, broil fish 6 inches from heat source until just opaque in center, about 6 minutes.
  7. Transfer to individual dinner plates.
  8. Sprinkle with green onions and basil; serve.
Most Helpful

Liked this a lot and it was super easy. I think it would be great with tofu too. I halved the recipe for 2 servings and still had a ton of marinade. I used tamari for the soy and only used 1 tsp sugar, which I thought was plenty.

Dre S June 04, 2010

I can't believe that I ruined sea bass. It is hard to tell what all is wrong with this recipe, but the brown sugar stands out. It should never, ever be put anywhere near a fish, and certainly not on a fish under the broiler (where it burns). Honestly, both my husband and I had to chuck our $20 worth of sea bass, and we are not picky eaters.

Erin OConnell March 02, 2010