Miso Marinated Black Cod Chef Nobu Hikari Miso

Miso Marinated Black Cod recipe by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

Chef Nobu's Miso Marinated Black Cod is one of this legendary chef's most popular recipes.  Enjoy restaurant quality food at home with this easy, super elegant recipe by one of the world's most renown chefs.

Servings 4


Nobu-style Miso Marinade

  • 3 tablespoons sake
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/2 cup white miso
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 7-ounce skinless black cod fillets (about 1 1/2 inches thick)


  1. Boil sake and mirin over high heat and reduce by 1⁄3.

  2. Turn heat down, add miso and sugar, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning.

  3. Cool to room temperature.

  4. Marinate cod fillets in the miso mixture for 4 days.

  5. Gently wipe off excess marinade from the fillets and grill or broil until well browned.

Recipe Notes

*For our purposes 1 cup is equal to 240 ml 

Photo Credit: Masashi Kuma