Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Miso marinated trout

I like salmon but I have also grown to like trout. The flavour is more delicate than salmon and it has less of a 'fatty' taste that some people do not like. So if you don't like salmon, do give trout a try.

I was looking for more ways to use up the miso paste that I bought, other than in soups. Miso could be used as a marinade for all kinds of meat like fish, chicken and pork and trout seemed as good a fish as any. It's a nice variation from teriyaki trout or salmon and the saltiness and soy bean flavour of the miso is a good complement to an oily fish.

Miso trout

Ingredients (serves 2):

2 trout fillets, skin on
2 tsp miso paste
1 tsp mirin
1 tsp sake
1 tsp sugar

Combine the seasoning ingredients and rub into the fillets. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour (while you cook the rice or prepare the vegetables etc.). Lightly grease a baking tray or metal grill. Scrap excess miso marinade from the fillets and cook under a medium hot grill for about 7-8 minutes, turning once midway through cooking. Brush excess marinade onto the fish in the last stage of cooking. The skin should turn nice and crispy under the grill. The salty miso goes well with white rice and a vegetable side dish or soup.


mycookinghut said...

I have not tried cooking trout in this way! I think I'd next time do what you did. Looks really delicious :)

Kevin said...

It has been a while since I have had trout. Marinating it in a miso sauce sounds really good. Nice and simple and tasty.

Nilmandra said...

It was a nice variation and fish always cooks quick, which is great for a rushed dinner.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wishing you & family:

Xin Nian Kuai Le!
Sheng Ti Jian Kang!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Heather said...

I prepare fish this way fairly frequently, it's one of my favorites!

btw, I thought you were on vacay, Nilmandra? Happy New Year!

Nilmandra said...

Thanks, Heather! I have been stuffing myself silly for the past week... And there's still one more week to go!

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