Broiled Miso Cod with Sauteed Sesame Spinach


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Broiled Miso Cod with Sauteed Sesame Spinach

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    White miso is a light-colored, sweet bean paste that’s a Japanese culinary mainstay. It provides million dollar flavor for this flaky cod. Plan ahead, as it marinates for one to two days.


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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    4 (5-oz.) Fish Market fresh Alaska cod fillets, 3/4 to 1 in. thick
    ½ c. white miso paste
    ⅓ c. sake
    ¼ c. packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
    ¼ c. mirin sweet cooking rice wine
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee vegetable oil
    1 (8-oz.) pkg. spinach
    1 tsp. sesame seed, toasted; plus additional for garnish
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee toasted sesame oil
    ¼ tsp. coarsely ground Hy-Vee sea salt

    Things To Grab

    • Paper towels
    • Large bowl
    • Small bowl
    • Large rimmed baking pan
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray


    1. Pat cod fillets dry with paper towels.

    2. Whisk together miso paste, sake, brown sugar and mirin in a large bowl. Transfer 1/2 cup miso mixture to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate. Add the cod to the remaining miso mixture; turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours.

    3. Place oven rack 6 in. from heat. Preheat boiler to HIGH. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil; spray with nonstick spray.

    4. Drain cod fillets and place in prepared baking pan; discard marinade. Drizzle 1 Tbsp. reserved marinade over each fillet.

    5. Broil for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; drizzle with remaining reserved marinade. Broil for 4 to 5 minutes more or until cod flakes easily with a fork (145 degrees) and edges are golden brown.

    6. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add spinach, 1 tsp. sesame seeds, sesame oil and salt. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or just until spinach begins to wilt, stirring frequently. Serve spinach with the cod. Garnish with additional sesame seeds, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    320 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 6g
    • Cholesterol: 65mg
    • Sodium: 1470mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
    • Protein: 29g

    Daily Values

    Iron 20%
    Calcium 6%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 8%