Easy Japanese Recipes

Miso Cod (Black Cod with Miso) 西京焼き

Miso Cod | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Update: Photos updated in November 2013

Black cod, or sablefish, is known sometimes as “butterfish” as they are silky rich in omega-3 fats.  This creamy white flesh pairs extremely well with sweet miso paste that is a tiny bit salty, and I’m pretty sure you will fall in love with this recipe. Black Cod with Miso is a popular Japanese dish served around the world and also offered in fine Japanese restaurants such as Nobu.

Miso Cod | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

In Japan we refer to this dish’s cooking method as Saikyo Yaki.  Saikyo in Japanese means “West City” and it’s actually the previous name for Kyoto.  This specific cooking method is named Saikyo because the recipe utilizes Saikyo Miso (sweet white miso) which originated from the Kyoto area.  The traditional Saikyo Yaki recipes include just three ingredients: Saikyo Miso, mirin, and sake.

Black cod’s buttery flesh just melt in your mouth and my young children can finish one fillet easily.  I like alternating between black cod, sea bass, or salmon with this marinade and my family enjoy them equally.  If you go to a Japanese supermarket, you should be able to find black cod in the fresh fish section.  It’s rather pricey but still a much better deal to enjoy this recipe at home rather than ordering at a fancy restaurant. ;-)

Miso Cod | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Before moving to the recipe and giveaway, I want to share my interview with Yupeat.  Yupeat is a San Francisco based start-up company which takes care of your meal plan and grocery shopping.  Are you too busy to plan a menu and go grocery shopping?  There’s someone who will do it for you!  How nice is that… If you are interested, please check it out their website.

Miso Cod Recipe
 
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Serves: Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 2 black cold (Gindara) fillets (you can also use salmon, sea bass, etc.)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sake
  • Chives for garnish (optional)
Miso Marinade
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle salt over the fillets and set aside for 30 minutes. This will help get rid of the fishy smell and remove excess moisture from the fish.
  2. Wet a paper towel with sake and gently pat the fillets dry. Do not wash the fish.
  3. Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Put half of mixture on the bottom of an air-tight container (with lid). Place the fillets in the container and slather the fillets with the remaining mixture. Cover the lid and keep in the fridge to marinate for 2-3 days (at least overnight; traditionally, a week!)
  5. Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Remove the marinade off the fillets completely with your fingers. Do not leave excess miso on the fish otherwise it'll burn easily. Place the fish skin side up on baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake the fish until the edges are browned and the flesh is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. Do not flip the fish while baking.

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As I promised last week, I’m giving away one (1) Amazon gift card that I won from CBS San Francisco’s Most Valuable Blogger Awards.  Unfortunately I can’t thank each every one of you personally for voting Just One Cookbook, and I especially don’t know who nominated my blog initially (Big thanks!!)!  So, this is my way of giving thanks to everyone since we won this award together!  I hope all of you will take a moment to enter this giveaway.

This giveaway opens to EVERYONE (worldwide)!  Please read carefully and follow the directions below to enter this giveaway.

Mandatory Entry:

1) Please leave a comment here on this post stating what kind of ingredient or recipe you like to see on Just One Cookbook.  For example, you can say “chicken,” “fish,” “eggplant,” or “Shrimp Tempura,” “Teriyaki Chicken,” etc.  I want to know what types of recipes readers would like me to feature.

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2) Like Just One Cookbook on Facebook and leave a separate comment here stating “I’m now a new fan.” or “I’m already a fan.”

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4) Subscribe Just One Cookbook via email and leave a separate comment here stating “I’m now a new subscriber.” or “I’m already subscribing.” If you just signed up, you will receive an email shortly and make sure to confirm subscription.

So, you have a total of 4 entries.  Please make sure to use your email address so that I can contact you.

This giveaway will be opened till 12:00am Pacific Standard Time Saturday, October 1st, 2011.  I’ll use random.org to select one (1) winner and the winner will be announced in the post for Monday, October 3rd, 2011.  Good luck!

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  • krista September 21, 2011, 12:10 am

    anything vegetarian!

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  • kristahutchens September 21, 2011, 12:11 am

    new fan on Facebook!

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  • Raymund September 21, 2011, 12:35 am

    I wanna win this :)

    “I’m already a fan.”
    “I’m now a new follower.
    And for the recipe ingredient I want to see here will be “pork” and “sushi” different type of sushi. I love this so much I guess every weekend I have a doze of good sushi.

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  • Alyssa September 21, 2011, 12:35 am

    This fish looks lovely! I would love to see more ways to use tofu!

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  • Elies_Lie September 21, 2011, 2:23 am

    I never know that gindara use to call black cod! what a foodie I’m?! LOL
    Tq for letting me know nami since gindara is one of my fav fish also beside salmon :D
    Yes u right! it’s just melting in ur mouth!! Loves that!
    Tq for posting this recipe my dear! ;)

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  • Elies_Lie September 21, 2011, 2:23 am

    Now for the giveaway!
    Ohh Nami!! finaly I can joining a giveaway – it’s worldwide!! Haha ha!
    more fish – veggie & ice cream recipe pleasee!

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  • Elies_Lie September 21, 2011, 2:24 am

    I’m already following u on facebook!

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  • petit justine September 21, 2011, 2:25 am

    my favorite ingredient is……octopus!!! I love it \( ^o^ )/
    “I’m now a new fan”
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    I’m soooo glad you won ^O^

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  • Elies_Lie September 21, 2011, 2:25 am

    I’m already fallowing you on twitter!

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  • Elies_Lie September 21, 2011, 2:26 am

    I’m now a new subsciber

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  • Belinda @zomppa September 21, 2011, 2:53 am

    That cod looks ridiculously elegant.

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  • Alessandra September 21, 2011, 2:59 am

    Tofu!!!!!!!!!

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  • Alessandra September 21, 2011, 3:00 am

    “I’m now a new fan.” (FB)

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  • petit justine September 21, 2011, 3:00 am

    “I’m now a new fan”

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  • petit justine September 21, 2011, 3:01 am

    “I’m now a new follower.”

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  • petit justine September 21, 2011, 3:01 am

    “I’m now a new subscriber.”

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  • Alessandra September 21, 2011, 3:01 am

    “I’m now a new follower.” Twitt Twitt!!!!

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  • Katherine Martinelli September 21, 2011, 3:03 am

    Miso! This is one of my all time favorite fish dishes. I always love your Japanese recipes and always look forward to them!

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  • Katherine Martinelli September 21, 2011, 3:07 am

    I already like you on Facebook :-)

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  • Katherine Martinelli September 21, 2011, 3:07 am

    And I follow you on Twitter!

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  • ying September 21, 2011, 3:38 am

    Hi! I really love your blog and the posts! I’d love to know more Japanese ways of cooking tofu and vegetables, especially leafy greens and eggplant! Thanks!

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  • ying September 21, 2011, 3:39 am

    “I’m now a new fan”!

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  • ying September 21, 2011, 3:40 am

    And a new follower on Twitter now!

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  • sophia September 21, 2011, 3:42 am

    I love homestyle recipes…which you’re already doing! I love all of your recipes so far. I say just keep on doing what you’re already doing. :-)

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  • sophia September 21, 2011, 3:43 am

    Already a fan on FB!

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  • sophia September 21, 2011, 3:43 am

    And been a subscriber since I found your blog! :-)

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  • Reese@SeasonwithSpice September 21, 2011, 4:04 am

    Agree Nami, cod flesh really just melts in your mouth. Too bad black cod is such a luxury item here…for now, I will just admire and dream about it:)

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  • Fern September 21, 2011, 4:14 am

    Your little black cod looks exquisite, and the presentation is perfect! It can’t get any better than this!

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  • Fern September 21, 2011, 4:16 am

    I’m already a fan :)

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  • Vivienne September 21, 2011, 4:16 am

    what can i say…i LOVE this dish! its one of my fav dishes to order at jap restaurants and i also love marinating my fish with miso too! you always feature recipes i love and present them so beautifully…i really wanna buy more japanesey kitchenware/cutlery! so pretty! :)

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  • Fern September 21, 2011, 4:23 am

    Your little black cod looks exquisite and the presentation is perfect! Can’t get any better than this! :)

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  • Renee September 21, 2011, 4:38 am

    I would love to see more recipes like Chicken teriyaki, Prawn tempura (you’ve already posted this) and Manchow soup. These really ARE my favorite and exactly what I dig in when we dine out at a Chinese restuarant. Actually, more of those recipes that calls for ingredients that I can easily pick up from any store. Many of the Japanese/chinese sauces are not so easily available in the Middle east.

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  • Renee September 21, 2011, 4:39 am

    I’m now a new fan of yours on FB

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  • Renee September 21, 2011, 4:41 am

    I’m now a new subscriber ….. and I want to win this :)

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  • anh September 21, 2011, 4:44 am

    Another great dish from you :)

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  • Suzi September 21, 2011, 5:47 am

    Love the miso seasoning this looks delicious. One of my favorites. Happy Wednesday!!

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  • kieuhanh31 September 21, 2011, 5:50 am

    fish recipes please :)
    “I’m now a new subscriber.”

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking September 21, 2011, 6:53 am

    Oh wow, this is very tasty fish the way you prepared it…I love love your photos so simple yet amazing looking..very beautiful! Yes, you did it again!!!:))
    Giveaway..thanks for hosting one, it is very genres gift from you to a lucky winner..

    I follow you on twitter, and will tweet your giveaway!

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    I am new subscriber :)

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  • anncoo September 21, 2011, 7:10 am

    Love all your dishes!
    your I’m already FB friend!

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  • Jenny September 21, 2011, 7:36 am

    wow! I love the simplicity of this dish I was going to comment anyway, too.

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  • Cindy September 21, 2011, 7:42 am

    Yay Nami! I am so excited about this recipe! Believe it or not I just bought 2 big pieces of sea bass, the Asian super market actually had them on sale and I was wondering how should I prepare them. Was thinking about making your chicken wings tonight, but might change my course now… Have a good day!

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  • Mr. Three-Cookies September 21, 2011, 7:45 am

    I have never heard of black cod, sounds like a delicious and nutritious fish. I like this recipe, simple mild flavoured ingredients to maintain the integrity of the fish. More fish and pork recipes, including slow cooked versions, would be interesting. And of course desserts but I understand the handicap:)

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  • Beth Michelle September 21, 2011, 7:54 am

    Black cod with miso brings me back to when I lived in downtown Manhattan. There was a restaurant right by me that I would frequent and ALWAYS ordered black cod with miso. I haven’t had it in soooo long but it is on my list of ‘must eats’ when I go back to NY for a visit!!
    I would love to see some cupcakes on your blog since you have never made them before!!!!!! :)

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  • Susie September 21, 2011, 8:00 am

    Cod is one of my favorite fishes and I almost always order it when I’m out to dinner if it’s on the menu. Yours looks wonderful.

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  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family September 21, 2011, 8:13 am

    I subscribe to Just One Cookbook

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  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family September 21, 2011, 8:14 am

    I would like to see a fabulous tofu recipe. I am a vegetarian, so while I appreciate the beautiful food that you make I would love to see more tofu (tempeh or seitan) so that I could make one of your fantastic dishes myself.
    Congratulations again!!!

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  • chika September 21, 2011, 8:14 am

    More tofu and fish recipes, please!

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  • chika September 21, 2011, 8:15 am

    I am already a subscriber. Thanks!

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  • chika September 21, 2011, 8:19 am

    I like Just One Cookbook on Facebook. Thanks!

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  • Linda September 21, 2011, 8:41 am

    This recipe is awesome and I love learning about new techniques as well as different types of fish! Therefore, fish is the one thing I’d love to see more of your recipes on!

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  • Malia September 21, 2011, 8:42 am

    I just subscribed about 2 weeks ago! Love it!

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  • Linda September 21, 2011, 8:43 am

    I’m following you on Twitter!

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  • Malia September 21, 2011, 8:44 am

    I’d like to see more chicken and pork recipes. I’m not a sea food fan :(

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 21, 2011, 8:51 am

    I follow you on facebook

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 21, 2011, 8:51 am

    I follow you on twitter

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  • The Elegant Eggplant September 21, 2011, 9:12 am

    I LOVE your seafood recipes, so more of those!!!!! I absolutely love miso black cod, this looks gorgeous.

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  • elisabeth@foodandthrift September 21, 2011, 9:22 am

    Hi Nami-I would have to say I love all your recipes, but I ama awed by your seafood choices. The black cod you just made is simple, elegant and oh, so delicious! Yesterday, my daughter took me to lunch at a local Asian fantastic small restaurant and I had the most delicious Udon noodles with squid in a fantastic spicy sauce!
    I would love to see you do something with SQUID…anything, even a spicy squid salad, with vegetables, which I love so much!

    I follow your blog, I like you on facebook…will have to check if I follow you on twitter: not sure about that, but will let you know!
    Such a great giveaway gift you’re hosting, Nami:DDD

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  • Ann September 21, 2011, 9:29 am

    The fish looks amazing, Nami! I wish I wasn’t allergic! Congratulations on your award and after this, I’m going to check out your interview!

    As for what I’d like to see you cook?….I’d like to see you step out of your comfort zone and make something that is Uniquely American!

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  • Ann September 21, 2011, 9:30 am

    I already follow you on twitter!

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  • Ann September 21, 2011, 9:31 am

    I already “LIKE” your facebook page! Pretty much where you go….I’m right behind you stalking and drooling at your amazing cooking!

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 21, 2011, 9:59 am

    It disappeared! I posted my mandatory entry. Thanks for the email, so I can do it again.
    I said something along the lines of wanting Chicken. I am not sure how much chicken is present in Japanese cooking. But that is my protein of choice, being that I am not a big seafood fan. I like the idea of mixing in other cultures into our mealtimes.

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  • Shumaila September 21, 2011, 10:14 am

    Anything vegetarian and congrats on the win!

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  • Lee September 21, 2011, 10:20 am

    Would love some ideas on recipes using chicken!

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  • Liz September 21, 2011, 10:23 am

    What a gorgeous dish! Well, everything you make is beautiful. You are the savory version of me…but with better photos :)

    I’d love to see more chicken (I’d say seafood for me, but I’m more likely to make something for the family with chicken!).

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  • wok with ray September 21, 2011, 10:24 am

    Okay, this weekend I will find a Japanese Market in my area (good luck to me), so I can start cooking some of your delicious dishes, Nami. This marinated fish looks so gorgeous and my wife will definitely love it.

    I’d like to see you cooking. . . let’s see, hmm. Noodles. Yeah — Noodles! On the following you thing… I am already following your posts everywhere, Haha! That is a good giveaway, Nami but I’ll pass and let your other fans have it. Checking your recipes, your beautiful photography, and of course the stories behind them is good enough for me. :) Have fun with this giveaway and again, congrats on the award! :)

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  • Jack September 21, 2011, 10:42 am

    Soup

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  • Ashley H. September 21, 2011, 10:49 am

    I’d like to see some chicken recipes.

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  • Lilly September 21, 2011, 10:49 am

    What a beautiful fish dish! I love the slightly burn sides. I have never heard of black cod, but we do have “regular” cod. I always wrap them with bacon and bake it in the oven. Bacon makes everything good!
    You cook some really amazing food, but I’d love to see you make a very typical Japanese dessert. Something that totally blow our socks off =)

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  • Ashley H. September 21, 2011, 10:49 am

    I’m a new fb fan.

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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 21, 2011, 10:57 am

    That black cod sounds so wonderful! I love all your recipes. I would like to see more shrimp recipes that of course, have your delicious Japanese flair, but that also have ingredients that one can find in most American grocery stores!

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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 21, 2011, 10:58 am

    Liked you on facebook!

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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 21, 2011, 10:58 am

    Already following you on Twitter!

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  • tigerfish September 21, 2011, 11:03 am

    more seafood dishes – been enjoying your “fish” posts….;D …..

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  • tigerfish September 21, 2011, 11:03 am

    am already your FB friend :)

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  • Jamie @ the unseasoned wok September 21, 2011, 11:11 am

    Oooooh miso butterfish is my absolute favorite food!! It’s so buttery and flavorful. I’m so happy for your success nami!! Keep up the good work.

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  • Sissi September 21, 2011, 11:29 am

    Nami, a fish marinated for a week is an ideal recipe for a cooking geek I often feel I am ;-) (It sounds as “geeky” as Aji no hiraki… you know what I mean?) Even if I don’t find this fish, you can be sure I will make your recipe with some other fish! (Do you have any other fish suggestions, just in case?)
    It looks beautiful with blackened sides, or is it your perfect presentation? I suppose both. You make beautiful, delicious meals and you present them in a professional way. How did you make this lemon slice stand in such a fancy way???
    I have just read your interview! Congratulations! You are becoming a huge star and you handle it so naturally…
    I am subscribed to your newsletter, but I shouldn’t be too greedy (or count on too much chance). I have recently won a wonderful knife at 5 Euro Food :-)

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  • Juliana September 21, 2011, 11:54 am

    Nami, your miso cod looks delicious, nicer than the ones that are served in restaurants…beautiful pictures as well.
    Hope you are having a great week :-)

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy September 21, 2011, 12:16 pm

    hey Girl…will this recipe work with tilapia? or you need a thick cut of fish with skin on? I got loads of tilapia fillets yest & now looking for ideas:) Looks sensational and yum!
    Okay I LOVE your recipes and pictures and YOU but let me be mean & say that I would love to see few vegetarian recipes on your blog..just want to learn abt veg friendly japanese food!

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy September 21, 2011, 12:18 pm

    I m already your FB fan

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  • Sylvia@peachesanddonuts September 21, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I love this dish and I look forward to posts featuring any ingredients and they are all amazing. I love learning about new ingredients, sauces etc that are foreign to me. :)

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  • Sylvia@peachesanddonuts September 21, 2011, 1:07 pm

    I’m already a fan. :)

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  • Sylvia@peachesanddonuts September 21, 2011, 1:07 pm

    and I’m already a follower. :)

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  • Sylvia@peachesanddonuts September 21, 2011, 1:08 pm

    I’m now a new subscriber! :)

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  • Amanda Thompson September 21, 2011, 1:21 pm

    I would like to see more Tempura recipes please {shrimp, yam, etc}.

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  • Amanda Thompson September 21, 2011, 1:22 pm

    I subscribe via email :)

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  • Sandra September 21, 2011, 1:23 pm

    Of course you know I want you to bake something.

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  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day September 21, 2011, 1:58 pm

    This fish looks delicious, I love cod! I love seeing your traditional dishes but especially seafood recipes!

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  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day September 21, 2011, 1:58 pm

    I’m a fan on facebook.

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  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day September 21, 2011, 1:58 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    • Martha T September 21, 2011, 1:59 pm

      I’m a new follower on Facebook.

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  • Martha T September 21, 2011, 1:59 pm

    In one word … fish!

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  • Martha T September 21, 2011, 2:00 pm

    I’m a new follower on Twitter – @mbt4955.

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  • Martha T September 21, 2011, 2:01 pm

    I’m already subscribing via email.

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  • stacie September 21, 2011, 2:29 pm

    I have a bounty of eggplant! So i’d like to see recipes for it!

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  • stacie September 21, 2011, 2:29 pm

    i subscribe in rss!

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  • Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen September 21, 2011, 2:47 pm

    Wasabi!!

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  • Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen September 21, 2011, 2:48 pm

    BALK has officially “liked” JOC on facebook!

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  • Vicki Bensinger September 21, 2011, 3:00 pm

    This looks wonderful and easy. Where did you learn how to shoot such incredibly beautiful photos?

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  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family September 21, 2011, 3:08 pm

    I like you on FB

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  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family September 21, 2011, 3:08 pm

    I follow you on Twitter (@rachelkyle0402)

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  • Lindsey@Lindselicious September 21, 2011, 4:47 pm

    I used to hate Miso Cod when I was little but now I love it! Funny how our tastes change huh? Hmmm I would like to see more Japanese desserts- but I know you dont really bake that much…. 2nd choice would maybe be some Japanese pickles or veggie side dishes.

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  • newlywed September 21, 2011, 5:11 pm

    Meatless entrees!

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  • Manu September 21, 2011, 5:24 pm

    Mmmmmm I have never eaten black cod, but it looks fantastic! I want to see if I can find it… or I will try this recipe with salmon! :-)

    Great give away Nami and congrats again!

    I’d like to see…. beef!

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  • Manu September 21, 2011, 5:25 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter!

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  • Manu September 21, 2011, 5:26 pm

    And I am already a fan on Facebook! :-)

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  • Happy When Not Hungry September 21, 2011, 5:38 pm

    This cod looks amazing!!! I would love to see eggplant on your website. I’m always looking for new eggplant recipes!

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  • Tiffany September 21, 2011, 6:15 pm

    I’m catching up on my blog readin’ … congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! And 1. I HEART sablefish! (I never knew it was also called black cod) and 2. I’d love to see more soba noodles on your blog (one of my favorite noodles :D). HUGS!

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  • Hyosun Ro September 21, 2011, 8:26 pm

    I would like to see more curry recipes.

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  • Hyosun Ro September 21, 2011, 8:27 pm

    I am a fan on your FB.

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  • sheri September 21, 2011, 9:12 pm

    Oh, this is my absolute favorite fish preparation!! And I just made it myself this week too :D
    I’d like to see nabe. Or more donburi.

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  • sheri September 21, 2011, 9:12 pm

    I follow JOC on twitter.

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  • sheri September 21, 2011, 9:13 pm

    And I am a JOC fan on fb.

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  • Anthony September 21, 2011, 11:08 pm

    “I’m now a new fan”
    “I’m now a new follower.”
    “I’m now a new subscriber.”
    I’m soooo glad you won ^O^

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  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover September 21, 2011, 11:37 pm

    i like to use miso to steam cod, but your way is new to me, i must try soon, sound so delicious. Thanks for your giveaway, i like to see more chicken dishes. I’m already subscribing.

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen September 22, 2011, 12:49 am

    Nami, you know it! I’d like to see you baking desserts :P

    This fish is awesome!

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen September 22, 2011, 12:50 am

    I’m already a fan on Facebook.

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen September 22, 2011, 12:51 am

    I already follow you on Twitter!

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  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book September 22, 2011, 1:42 am

    Nami, I haven’t eaten butterfish in the longest time! Your recipe sounds incredible.
    I already subscribe via email and am a fan on facebook and follow you on twitter. :-D
    I would love to see a recipe using oyster sauce.
    Have a super day.
    :-) Mandy

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  • Christine T September 22, 2011, 2:09 am

    Hi Nami… I like all your recipes… Love anything Japanese.. Would love any recipe with chicken and even squid.

    Thank you for the giveaway = )

    Blessings
    Christine

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  • Shaz (feedingmykidsbetter) September 22, 2011, 6:19 am

    I’m interested in american-Japanese inspired dishes  haha I hope that’s not too strange.

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  • Mari September 22, 2011, 9:35 am

    I’d like to see more recipes with eggplant. Since eggplant has a “meaty” texture, I find that it is an ingredient I can use to create entrees that the vegetarians and carnivores in my family enjoy!

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  • Mari September 22, 2011, 9:36 am

    I’m a new FB fan (Mari Doug)

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  • Mari September 22, 2011, 9:37 am

    I’m now a new subscriber.

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  • Mari September 22, 2011, 9:38 am

    I’m a new FaceBook Fan (Mari Doug).

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  • Caroline September 22, 2011, 9:51 am

    Stunning! This sounds fantastic, Nami. Can’t wait to check out your interview…going to do that right now. :)

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  • food-4tots September 22, 2011, 9:52 am

    I love cod too but it’s quite difficult to nice cod fillet here. It’s also extremely pricey too! Your food presentation is gorgeous making the dish looks so tempting!!

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  • sensiblecooking September 22, 2011, 10:08 am

    Nami I have no words to describe this dish. Just one question. When are you inviting me for dinner? Please.

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  • Rosa September 22, 2011, 10:53 am

    That dish is beautiful in its apparent simplicity!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 22, 2011, 11:09 am

    Nami, this black cod with miso is such a beautiful and creative recipe! Your photos are stunning, too, as usual! I think I’d like to see you use pumpkin puree as an ingredient. Thanks for sharing!

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  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 22, 2011, 11:50 am

    My favorite ingredient is pumpkin anything. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS as always. I hope I win :)

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  • Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet September 22, 2011, 12:29 pm

    This looks wonderful, I have always wanted to try butterfish. My daughter has loved salmon since she was little, but she is now getting more adventurous! I love seeing all your recipes here on Just One Cookbook. What I would really like…is to come for dinner! :) heheh…

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  • Terris-Free Eats Food September 22, 2011, 12:57 pm

    I always seem to crave your pork dishes. So, I would love to see more of those recipes, but this fish looks incredible too! It looks like it’s ready to serve at Nobu!

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  • Terris-Free Eats Food September 22, 2011, 12:57 pm

    New fan on facebook! :)

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  • Delishhh September 22, 2011, 3:56 pm

    I make this recipe all the time and love it – it so simple and delicious. I would like to see more fish recipes – those are the hardest to be creative with at least i think so.

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  • Issy September 22, 2011, 4:28 pm

    I would like to see fish and seafood.

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  • Issy September 22, 2011, 4:30 pm

    Oh and I’m now a new subscriber :)

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  • Reem | Simply Reem September 22, 2011, 5:32 pm

    What a lovely recipe Nami…
    I will add little chili oil just to add little heat, or may be not. This sounds delicious just like that.

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  • Reem | Simply Reem September 22, 2011, 5:35 pm

    OK…
    I would love to see some traditional Japanese Desserts…
    I am your Fan on FB,
    Following you on Twitter,
    Subscribed….

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  • raquel @ Erecipe September 22, 2011, 6:27 pm

    Oh wow…I think I am late to make comment for this post as I see I am on the 149th place lo…l wow you really have a huge fan out there and hope you could see my post =) Nami, I think the black cod is the one we called here in the Philippines “Gindara” I love this fish but the only recipe I know for this one is char grilled marinated in salt and pepper and a zest of kalamansi( tiny version of lemon) =( , and I am happy that you have a great recipe for this…with miso we love miso…I will also email you if I successfully made this okay… thanks nami God bless.

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  • raquel @ Erecipe September 22, 2011, 6:51 pm

    I’m already a fan. on FB
    I am following you on Twitter
    And now I am “I’m now a new subscriber.”
    =)

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  • Christine September 22, 2011, 10:39 pm

    Great recipe. I love fish and chicken. Great giveaway…. thanks!

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  • Sawsan@chef in disguise September 23, 2011, 12:22 am

    I am not a big seafood fan but seeing all the wonderful recipes you are posting really makes me want to give it a try..
    stunning pictures as always Nami

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  • Sawsan@chef in disguise September 23, 2011, 12:23 am

    I would love to see more chicken recipes..it is my kids favorite

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  • Sawsan@chef in disguise September 23, 2011, 12:24 am

    I am already a fan on facebook

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  • Sawsan@chef in disguise September 23, 2011, 12:25 am

    I am already following on twitter

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  • Duane Middlebrook September 23, 2011, 3:24 am

    I would like to see more veggies. I don’t have or want facebook or twitter.

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  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets September 23, 2011, 5:20 am

    I’d like to see more shrimp and vegetarian recipes :)

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  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets September 23, 2011, 5:20 am

    I already “like” you on Facebook!

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  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets September 23, 2011, 5:21 am

    I already follow you on Twitter @6bittersweets.

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  • Kim Chiu September 23, 2011, 7:31 am

    Congrats on winning the CBS award, Nami! You truly deserve it!

    Also, I am following the steps to enter and win the $50 gift card:

    Chawanmushi!

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    • Kim Chiu September 23, 2011, 7:37 am

      I’m already subscribed to the email!

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  • Jennifer Momjian September 23, 2011, 9:04 am

    “I’m already subscribing.”
    I like vegetarian or fish recipes. I enjoy your posts very much
    Thank you.

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  • Elaine September 23, 2011, 9:16 am

    I already subscribe. I like to see more recipes with miso.

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  • Tomomi September 23, 2011, 9:40 am

    I’m a new Facebook fan!

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  • Biren @ Roti n Rice September 23, 2011, 11:10 am

    I have never tried black cod but it sounds wonderful! I enjoy all kinds of fish :)

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  • Biren @ Roti n Rice September 23, 2011, 11:11 am

    You know I am already a fan on Facebook :)

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  • Biren @ Roti n Rice September 23, 2011, 11:11 am

    I am also a follower on Twitter :)

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  • Rachel M September 23, 2011, 11:12 am

    I would love to see more fish recipes. Great blog!

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  • Tomomi September 23, 2011, 11:37 am

    I’m now a subscriber! :D

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) September 23, 2011, 12:26 pm

    I’m your fan on FB!

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) September 23, 2011, 12:32 pm

    I want to see more sushi posts here, Nami! :)

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) September 23, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I’m your twitter follower too!

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  • cathy September 23, 2011, 12:57 pm

    I am your fan on facebook. I would like to see more Japanese pasta dishes. My favorite one is mentaiko pasta.

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  • Elyse @The Cultural Dish September 23, 2011, 3:26 pm

    I don’t think I have ever had this before but it looks delectable! I love salmon teryaki so much so you should teach me how to make it! :)

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  • cathy September 23, 2011, 4:36 pm

    I’m now a new subscriber

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  • cathy September 23, 2011, 4:36 pm

    I’m already a fan

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  • Sarah @ pão e queijo September 23, 2011, 6:43 pm

    Vegetarian or vegetable-loaded recipes!

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  • Sarah @ pão e queijo September 23, 2011, 6:43 pm

    I am a fan of Just One Cookbook on Facebook!

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  • Doris September 23, 2011, 9:47 pm

    I was ready to say chicken, but I’m really interested in Japanese desserts. Most are light and delicate.

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  • ryerye September 23, 2011, 10:45 pm

    would love to see sunomono salad recipe
    new fan on facebook
    now a subscriber

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  • Sutapa September 24, 2011, 12:02 am

    Your fish recipe is perfect and looks too delicious!
    Want to see more salad recipes with fruits and veggies!

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  • Sutapa September 24, 2011, 12:08 am

    I am your new follower

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  • Sutapa September 24, 2011, 12:09 am

    I am your fan for now and always! :)

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  • Anthony September 24, 2011, 2:17 am

    Would like to see ‘fish’ and ‘beef’
    Congratulations!! Wish you a very good luck!!

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  • Jasmine September 24, 2011, 4:51 am

    I would love to see more desserts and chicken recipes please.

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  • Jasmine September 24, 2011, 4:57 am

    Already liked on FB

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  • Jasmine September 24, 2011, 5:05 am

    I’m now a subscriber.

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  • Mika September 24, 2011, 8:20 am

    I’m now a new fan!

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  • Mika September 24, 2011, 8:21 am

    How about more tofu recipes?

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  • Lyndsey ~ The Tiny Skillet September 24, 2011, 10:49 am

    Nami, I can’t believe I was not already following you on twitter! I am now! @lyndzz

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  • Lyndsey ~ The Tiny Skillet September 24, 2011, 11:54 am

    I am a fan of Just One Cookbook on facebook. I am happy that I remembered to check at home. I couldn’t do it from my work computer.

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  • Derek September 24, 2011, 12:31 pm

    I’d love to see more recipes that use miso! I love miso <3

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  • Derek September 24, 2011, 12:32 pm

    I’m now a new facebook fan! :D

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  • Laura September 24, 2011, 4:54 pm

    I love your blog and recipes! I was raised on Japanese home style food so I’m excited to be able to make some of my own!
    I would love some more vegetarian or simple fish recipes.

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  • Laura September 24, 2011, 4:55 pm

    I’ve now subscribed via email!

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  • Stacey September 24, 2011, 7:49 pm

    I would love to see a fish katsu dish! I always see chicken/pork katsu, but I’m a fish lover =)

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  • Jessica September 24, 2011, 7:51 pm

    Your cod looks amazing! I love the combination of miso and fish. I’ve actually never cooked with miso before and would love to try.

    I think I would like to see more egg recipes if possible. I love the way Japanese recipes use egg!

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  • PolaM September 24, 2011, 8:32 pm

    I’m already a fan

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  • PolaM September 24, 2011, 8:36 pm

    I love this recipe! I have to try it as soon as I buy some fish fillets. It looks like the perfect way to enjoy fatty fish.
    I’d like to know more about japanese pickles and seaweed salads. I always enjoy those appetizers at restaurants and would love to learn how to make them!

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  • Jeff V. September 25, 2011, 10:46 am

    I’d like to see more on pickles too, or other easy to make snacks/dishes.

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  • Jeff V. September 25, 2011, 10:46 am

    I am now a FB fan.

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  • Jeff V. September 25, 2011, 10:47 am

    I am now following you on twitter.

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  • Lynda Del September 25, 2011, 1:34 pm

    How about shirataki noodles! But I’d also like to see more fish and vegetable recipes which aren’t too “involved” yet easy and simple to prepare.

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  • Lynda Del September 25, 2011, 1:36 pm

    I LIKE you on Facebook. ID: Lynda Castillo

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  • Lynda Del September 25, 2011, 1:36 pm

    I follow you on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda

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  • lin September 26, 2011, 5:57 am

    congrats on your win
    am yr fan

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  • Kelly September 26, 2011, 6:17 am

    Tofu!

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  • Cathy September 26, 2011, 8:59 am

    I’m a new follower and would like to see anything chicke, fish or veggies!

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  • Hiragana Mama September 26, 2011, 10:23 am

    I’m already a fan on facebook :)

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  • Hiragana Mama September 26, 2011, 10:25 am

    I just want to see more “classic Japanese” recipes, but if I had to choose just one ingredient… I would say salmon. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Hiragana Mama September 26, 2011, 10:26 am

    And I already follow you on facebook!

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  • Dan September 26, 2011, 11:47 am

    I’d like to see ume shiso maki, or just anything with ume. Thanks.

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  • Firefly September 26, 2011, 5:28 pm

    This is so yummy can’t wait to try it. I love your seafood recipes, so I’m looking forward to more of them :)

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  • Firefly September 26, 2011, 5:29 pm

    Like you on Facebook already :)

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  • Jasline September 26, 2011, 7:49 pm

    I love the recipes on your blog! Just liked your facebook page! (:

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  • Jasline September 26, 2011, 7:51 pm

    I’ve just followed you on twitter too (:

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  • Jasline September 26, 2011, 7:52 pm

    I’m a meatlover and would love to see more recipes about chicken, pork, beef… anything meaty!

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  • chopinandmysaucepan September 26, 2011, 7:57 pm

    This is definitely one of the most delicious recipes I’ve tasted at Nobu. I will have to try and replicate this at home sometime!

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  • Shu Han September 27, 2011, 1:23 am

    My favourite ingredient is fish! So your black cod looks amazing to me right now!

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  • Swee san September 27, 2011, 9:59 am

    Some vegetarian dishes?

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  • Swee san September 27, 2011, 10:04 am

    I’m a new follower on twitter!

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  • Susan September 28, 2011, 12:25 am

    I’d like to see more tsukemono recipes : )

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  • lin September 28, 2011, 7:06 am

    nothing particular anything also can
    learn with open mind

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  • Valerie Brunmeier September 29, 2011, 9:09 pm

    Seafood, seafood, and more seafood! I am always looking for new and interesting ways to cook fish.

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  • Valerie Brunmeier September 29, 2011, 9:09 pm

    I am already following you on FB :)

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  • Valerie Brunmeier September 29, 2011, 9:10 pm

    And now I’m following you on Twitter too!

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  • Liz M. September 30, 2011, 4:32 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to see more fish recipes!

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  • Liz M. September 30, 2011, 4:33 pm

    I’m a new Facebook Fan!

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  • Liz M. September 30, 2011, 4:34 pm

    I now follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

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  • Julie L September 30, 2011, 6:27 pm

    fish recipes like for orange roughy
    thanks

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  • Julie L September 30, 2011, 6:29 pm

    email subscriber
    again thank u

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  • Ewlung October 2, 2011, 2:04 pm

    Bake/broil at 400f for 25 minutes? Thats too long I think. That will dry that fish easily.
    I prefer to set as high as possible, in my oven is 250C. Set to broil very close to the heating element on top. This will crisp and chared the skin, browned a bit the flesh. But wont dry the fish completely. About 8 to 10 minutes, depends on the size of the fish.
    When finished, brush the miso mixture a bit to the fish … To die for :)

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    • Nami October 3, 2011, 1:13 am

      Thanks for your feedback! I use a toaster oven to cook fish all the time at 400F and usually it takes about 25 mins to get the right result. However, each oven/toaster oven is different and the cooking time needs to be adjusted (especially my old oven requires more time). Black cod is really buttery that it never gets dry texture. But I will cook in my oven next time to see the cooking time. Thank you so much for writing so others can see your note.

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  • Jacquie October 3, 2011, 10:25 am

    Im a new fan on facebook

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  • Delishhh October 13, 2011, 3:41 pm

    This is one of my favorite recipes – so simple and so delicious – i make it all the time!

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  • Carries Experimental Kitchen August 10, 2012, 3:50 am

    Good morning, I featured this recipe on my blog today for my weekly seafood round-up. It looks great, thanks for allowing me to share! Here is the link: http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/08/week-29-seafood-frenzy-friday.html

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  • Victoria Morgan September 12, 2012, 2:01 pm

    Seaweed salad

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  • jody October 1, 2012, 3:29 am

    I would love to see eggplant and mushrooms.
    I’m already subscribing and loving it.

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  • Nao October 1, 2012, 3:57 am

    Japanese sweets!

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  • Sandra October 1, 2012, 4:53 am

    I’d love see Tempura recipes over here. I want to make sure I’m doing it right.

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  • Sandra October 1, 2012, 4:53 am

    I like you on Facebook.

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  • Sandra October 1, 2012, 4:55 am

    At the risk of sounding like a stalker, I’m a subscriber also.

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  • Janice December 11, 2012, 12:47 pm

    Hi Nami, I made this over the weekend and it was sooo delicious! It definitely doesn’t need the added sugar that other recipes have. Thanks!

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    • Nami December 15, 2012, 11:49 pm

      Hi Janice! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. My family and I love this dish. So happy it turned out well! :)

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  • Polly Hada April 13, 2013, 4:57 pm

    I enjoy your blog very much. Many good recipes. Can you tell me how long a bottle of sake will last? We do not drink, but I would like to use it some of your recipes but don’t want to waste it. Is there a substitute? I await your reply
    Polly

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  • Rach June 14, 2013, 8:21 pm

    I made this for a dinner a few days ago, it was soooooo good! :) love your blog! :)

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    • Nami June 17, 2013, 10:17 am

      Hi Rach! Thank you so much for trying this recipe. I’m so happy to hear you liked it! :) Thanks for following my blog!

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  • Jay August 11, 2013, 6:27 pm

    If we do not have access to Sake what do you suggest as a substitute?

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  • cquek December 2, 2013, 5:12 am

    simple and delicious, i love miso paste. i must try your recipe.

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  • Soko January 6, 2014, 6:52 pm

    Hi Nami! Can I use regular miso instead of white miso and sweet white wine instead of sake/mirin? Or will this transform the taste entirely? Thank you!

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    • Nami January 7, 2014, 8:42 am

      Hi Soko! What is “regular” miso for you? Are you using red miso? White miso or at least Awase miso (a combination of red and white) is ideal for this dish. Red miso could be a little too strong/salty. However, if you like red miso and used to eating it all the time, it may not bother you much. Um… sweet white wine may not work. My recommendation is to use dry white wine (dry sherry) and sugar to replace sake + mirin. Again, with red miso, you may need to adjust the sweetness as it’s much saltier than white or awase miso. Hope this helps. :)

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  • Bibs @ Tasteometer January 22, 2014, 5:18 am

    This sounds delicious, I can’t get Miso here in Spain but will be in UK soon and so stocking up on all my favourite asian ingredients.

    PS your ingredients says “chieves”, I assume you mean chives?

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    • Nami January 22, 2014, 11:30 am

      Thank you for noticing my typo! It’s fixed now. :) I hope you get some miso to make this. Miso is versatile and you’ll enjoy cooking with it. If you are going to buy just one kind of miso, I personally recommend “awase miso (mixed of red and white)” or “white miso” which is easier to use for cooking. :)

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      • Bibs @ Tasteometer January 23, 2014, 12:39 am

        Thanks for your prompt reply and visiting my page to comment too. Here is a link to the Miso I entend to purchase, http://www.souschef.co.uk/white-miso.html they also do a red version too so think I’ll get both.

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        • Nami January 23, 2014, 11:13 pm

          If you get both, you can make awase (mixed) miso on your own as well. That’s a great idea. :) Hope you enjoy all kinds of miso recipes when you get tubs of miso! :)

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  • ju January 28, 2014, 5:52 am

    I am lazy so I skipped the step of coating with salt. But it tastes great anyway. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    • Nami January 28, 2014, 2:05 pm

      Hi Ju! Thank you so much for letting me know! I’m glad you liked the recipe! :)

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  • jayne February 3, 2014, 11:06 pm

    Dear Nami,
    I took your advice, trying miso cod recipe :)
    As cod is not available in my country, I’m using gindara.
    It’s now marinating in my fridge, I really hope it will come out as delicious as your other recipes.
    One question, I’m using gas oven, do I need to turn on the broil? Or just fire from below part is enough?
    Thanks in advance. Will let you know the result :)
    Cheers!

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    • Nami February 4, 2014, 1:17 am

      Hi Jayne! Gindara is great! If you have a toaster oven, that works great too (which I use it all the time). If the fish is cooked but doesn’t have a nice char on the surface, you can use broil to brown a little bit on the top (so that it looks delicious and tastes better). Otherwise, you should use your oven as you normally use to cook fish/meat. Hope this helps and you enjoy this dish! :)

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  • Melss April 17, 2014, 11:04 pm

    I hardly find white miso here.., but i have korean doenjang (korean soybean paste) in hand. Can i subtitute the white miso with doenjang? Thx.

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    • Nami April 20, 2014, 10:25 pm

      Hi Melss! Unfortunately, Korean doenjang doesn’t work for this recipe as miso plays an important role in flavoring, and the basic flavor of miso is completely different. Ideally this recipe requires Saikyo Miso, but white miso is an already the best substitute for this recipe. Hope you can find white miso online. I’m not sure where you live, but these days American stores like Whole Foods also carry a variety of miso, including white miso. You can find white miso on Amazon as well. Good luck! :)

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