Japanese Style Pan-seared Black Cod Recipe

udon noodles

udon noodles

This is a very healthy fish recipe that is rich in flavour and pretty fast and simple to make.

Pan-seared black cod

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 pieces (6 ounces / 170 grams each) black cod
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) peeled edamame beans
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) miso
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) mirin sweet seasoning
  • 2 stalks green onion
  • 1 pound (450 grams) fresh udon noodles

Cooking Instructions:

  • Pour smoked tuna broth (recipe follows) over the udon.
  • Placed the black cod on the udon-broth combination.
  • Put pear teriyaki chutney (recipe follows) on the cod.
  • Garish with daikon sprouts or chilled green onion.

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Smoked Tuna Broth

  • 6 cups (1.4 litres) water
  • 1-inch (2.5-centimetre) piece fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, sliced
  • 2 pieces dry kombu seaweed
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) bonito flakes
  • 2 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced shiitake mushroom
  • 2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) rice sake
  • Broth directions
  • Put the 6 cups (1.5 L) of water in a small pot, add the lemon grass, ginger and dry kombu seaweed. Bring to a medium simmer for about 20 minutes and then remove the pot from the heat. Add the Bonito flakes and then allow the broth to cool off for 15 minutes. Then add soya sauce, rice vinegar, rice sake and sieve through a cheese cloth to discard the solids and save the clear broth.
  • Bring to a boil. Add shiitake mushroom, baby spinach and edamame beans.

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Pear Teriyaki Chutney

  • 1 pear peeled, cored and diced into 1-cm cubes
  • 2 teaspoons dry raisins
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) peppercorn
  • 4 1/4 cups (1.05 L) apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) allspice powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Kikkoman teriyaki glaze
  • Place the preceding ingredients in a small pot.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn to medium simmer until it reaches desired chutney consistency.

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