White miso, sake and McCormick Gourmet™ Japanese Seven Spice Seasoning create a classic marinade for flaky cod. Miso is also blended into creamy butter for a savory squash puree and stir-fried bok choy.
Main Recipe | Serves 4
1/4 cup white miso
2 tbsps mirin
2 tbsps oil
2 tbsps sake
2 tbsps sugar
1 tbsp McCormick Gourmet™ Japanese Seven Spice Seasoning
Mix miso, mirin, oil, sake, sugar, spice blend, and soy sauce in small bowl until well blended. Place fish in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 1 hour or longer for extra flavor.
For the miso butter:
Mix butter, miso, and ginger in small bowl until well blended. Set aside.
For the Squash:
Place butternut squash and water in medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Place butternut squash, 3 tablespoons miso butter, orange peel, and sea salt in food processor; cover and process until smooth. Can also mash with potato masher until smooth. Keep warm.
For the Cod:
Remove cod from marinade and place on broiler pan. Discard any remaining marinade. Broil 2" to 3" from heat for 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Do not turn fish.
For the Bok Choy:
"Melt 2 tablespoons miso butter with garlic powder and sea salt in large skillet on medium heat. Add bok choy and bell pepper; stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. To serve, divide squash puree and stir-fried vegetables among each of 6 plates and top each with a cod fillet. Sprinkle with additional spice blend, if desired."
White miso is a paste of soybeans fermented with rice and salt. A staple of Japanese cuisine, it provides rich flavor to a wide range of recipes, including soups, sauces, dressings and marinades. It may be found in the refrigerated produce section of some supermarkets or in Asian grocery stores. Sake, a Japanese rice wine, is available wherever fine wines are sold. Mirin, a Japanese sweet rice wine used in cooking, is similar to sake but with a lower alcohol content and a higher sugar content. It may be found in the Asian aisle of some supermarkets or in Asian grocery stores.
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