This baked fish dish is so quick and simple, it’s perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner. The 5-ingredient miso glaze is easy to whip up and tastes great glazed over any fish- I tend to use frozen barramundi fillets for a quick meal, but if I’m making this for a crowd, the miso glaze goes beautifully with fresh salmon fillets.
So what exactly is miso? Miso is commonly sold as miso paste- it’s a fermented soybean paste often used to make soups, stocks, glazes and salad dressings. The fermentation process means that it contains both probiotics and prebiotics- that’s the good bacteria that keeps our gut healthy. On top of all this, miso contains decent amounts of manganese, vitamin K, Copper and Zinc. It’s salty, umami flavour also means that it’s damn delicious!
This miso glaze is one to jot down- just Japanese mirin (or cooking sake will do), miso paste, honey and sesame oil- whisk it all together and brush it over the top of your fish fillet. Pop it into the oven and bake until the fish is firm and the glaze is slightly caramelized and golden. You can garnish with toasted sesame seeds, spring onions or shichimi togarashi (Japanese spice mix).
This glaze also goes deliciously well over roasted eggplant or broccoli!
I’ve served my miso glazed barramundi with a side of charred broccolini, Japanese cucumber salad and a small bowl of soba noodles in miso soup for a well-rounded, balanced dinner.
Miso Glazed Barramundi
- 2 fillets barramundi or other white fish I've used frozen Barramundi fillets
- 3 tbsp mirin or cooking sake
- 1 tbsp red or yellow miso paste
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Thaw barramundi fillets in fridge, remove from packaging and pat dry with paper towels
- Pre-heat the oven to 220°C
- Whisk the miso glaze ingredients together in a small bowl
- Place the barramundi fillets skin-side down on baking paper
- Brush miso glaze over the top until fillets are completed covered
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until fillets are cooked through