Faux Miso Marinated Cod


  • 3/4 cup molasses (0 mg of sodium)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (0 mg of sodium)
  • 1/4 cup sake (0 mg of sodium)
  • 6 tablespoon mirin (0mg of sodium – check nutrition label, many Japanese grocery stores have low or no sodium versions)
  • 1 pound boneless black cod or sablefish (46 mg of sodium per 3 oz)


1. Heat sake and mirin in pot over medium flame and simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and add molasses and sugar, and stir until dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool.

3. Cut black cod into 6 equal pieces and place in a shallow dish, large enough so that all of the pieces of cod can lay flat.

4. Pour half of the cooled miso marinade into the dish, add cod, and then pour remaining marinade on top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours to 2 days. Turn the fish every so often so that they get an even coating.

5. Preheat broiler on high.

6. When hot, remove cod from marinade and place on a baking sheet on the bottom rack of oven. Broil until caramelized, about 10 minutes. Turn cod over and broil until fish flakes easily, about 3 minutes more.

7. Serve it up, admire your work and chow on.