Miso-Glazed Sea Bass

"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)."
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Ready In:
6hrs 10mins




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I love this marinade. So easy and tasty. This is my favorite recipe for a party. It works well with Sable fish (black cod) also. Sable fish is a little less expensive. I cut the sugar in half and spoon it on really thick before broiling.


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