With the world at our doorstep thanks to the internet, why not cook the flavors of the world? Try my Miso Glazed Cod for a Japanese inspired dinner.
This is a sponsored post for HemisFares™ brand that is available exclusively at Kroger family of stores. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.
Since the invention of the internet and bloggers around the world, the world’s cuisine has been brought into your kitchen. No longer is cooking the mystery it used to be. You no longer need to be a chef to unravel the recipes of the world and then try to source the ingredients. Many of the ingredients can be found in local ethnic markets and some are even making their way into our local grocers.
I was sent three of Krogers Hemisfares brand products and asked to come up with a dish using one or more of the products. I decided to use all three to create a Japanese inspired Miso Glazed Cod with a side dish of Somen noodles and stir-fried veggies.
First, let’s gather our ingredients for our dish aka mise en place. This is the best practice for beginning any meal with more than three ingredients.
Lay out the ingredients to make sure you have everything necessary to make the dish and if you don’t you can make substitutions before the panic sets in. For this recipe, I’m using cod but you could easily swap it out with salmon, tuna or just about any meaty fish you enjoy eating.
The vegetables I used are veggies that we like, so if you don’t like broccoli leave it out. Snap peas, sprouts, carrots, cauliflower or any of your favorites will work in the stirfry.
My sauce is very simple using basic ingredients. Red miso (white miso can be subbed), sake and mirin both are Japanese wines, but a little of your favorite white would do in a pinch. I do like the flavor that sesame oil imparts and I would have that in your pantry along with the soy sauce. Of course, oyster sauce is a nice addition too and can be added to the veggies.
See how easy it is to cook? Most ingredients aren’t etched in stone. It’s all about what you like and what you have on hand.
The first step after blending the miso glaze is to brush the glaze on the cod. It should sit and marinate for at least 30 minutes and can go as long as 60 minutes. You really don’t want to marinate it any longer.
After marinating the fish it goes under the broiler for 3-4 minutes. Remove it from the oven and brush a little more of the marinade on. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees and let it cook for another 5-6 minutes. Fish can really be tricky. You want it to be as done as possible without overcooking it. Dry fish is a terrible thing.
Now comes the time management. Cooking the noodles can be done while the fish is marinating. Just make sure to rinse them in cold water and keep them away from the heat.
All you need to do is run a little water over them before you’re ready to use them to loosen the noodles up a bit. After the noodles are cooked and cooled it’s time to start prepping your veggies. Of course, you can do this earlier in the day if you have time.
This really is a great Date Night or even a weeknight meal. It takes less than 30 minutes to fully prepare and if you do it with your significant other is a great way to wind down from the day’s activities.
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