Brined cod in miso from the oven

By brining the cod in miso, it gets a lovely intense taste. It has to rest overnight so preparing the dish takes a while, but that is absolutely worth it. By baking it first in a pan and then cooking it in the oven, the cod gets a nice brown crust and remains nice and soft on the inside.

Serve the brined cod with wok vegetables and rice if desired.

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Brined cod with miso from the oven

Cod brined overnight in miso and cooked in the oven. Served with spinach and podded peas.
Prep time1 day
Cooking time10 minutes
Servings: 4 persons
Author: Cultiviz


  • 600 gr cod fresh fillet
  • 60 ml Chinese rice wine or sherry
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 8 tbsp white miso
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • sesame seeds

For the vegetable

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 400 gr spinach
  • 250 gr podded peas
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • Depending on the size of the cod, divide it into pieces of about 150 grams.
  • Pat the cod dry with kitchen paper. Then season both sides with salt and let it rest for an hour.
  • Heat the rice wine in a saucepan over medium heat so the alcohol can evaporate. Then add the sugar and miso. Stir everything well and let it cool down.
  • Coat the fish with the mixture. Place in a sealed container and let it brine overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C.
  • Remove the fish from the refrigerator, wash your hands and remove the excess mixture with your hands.
  • Put sunflower oil in a frying pan. Place baking paper on top of it (this prevents the fish from sticking) and then place the fish. Fry for 2 minutes on both sides until nicely browned and caramelised.
  • Turn off the oven and leave the dish to cook it for another 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil in a wok over high heat. Add the spinach and podded peas and stir-fry them for a few minutes. Deglaze with soy sauce.
  • Roast the sesame seeds until they turn golden brown.
  • Put the vegetables on the plate first, then add the cod and then sprinkle the sesame seeds on top of it. Serve with rice if desired. Enjoy your meal!

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