Miso marinated mackerel

Sweet and salty, this marinade can be used for everything

Mackerel is an oily fish and full of wonderful omega-3, it’s sustainable and doesn’t break the bank!

It’s the same marinade used by Nobu on their infamous black cod dish

It takes only a tiny bit of preparation and little time to cook

Once you have tasted it, you’ll be addicted to the umami


  • 2 mackerel fillets
  • 200g white miso (it is sweeter)
  • 2 tbsp. sake (30ml)
  • 2 tbsp. mirin (30ml)
  • ½ tbsp. salt (for umami)

(Optional: if you don’t like fishy fish then use cod instead)


  • Wash and salt the fillets and leave for 30 minutes’
  • Combine the miso, sake and mirin
  • Wipe down the fillets, as a little water will have come out of them
  • Cover the fillets in miso completely and leave in the fridge for a day

One day later

  • Pick up the fillets and wipe an excess paste from them (do not take off everything, just do it so the fillets are not dripping)
  • Place on foil in a preheated oven at 180c for 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked, alternatively grill until the miso is starting to caramelise (colour)
  • Delicious and nutritious!

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