Grilled miso fish with soy and sesame asparagus

Grilled miso fish with soy and sesame asparagus

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  • 0:30 Prep
  • 0:25 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

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  • 60ml (1/4 cup) sake (see note)
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) mirin (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup shiro miso (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil, plus extra, to grease
  • 4 x 150g blue-eye trevalla fillets, pin-boned, skinned
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed
  • Toasted sesame seeds, to serve
  • Steamed rice, to serve

Soy and sesame dressing

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


  • Step 1
    To make miso marinade, combine sake, mirin and sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Whisk in shiro miso and peanut oil until smooth. Remove from heat, pour into a large bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2
    Add fish to cooled miso marinade, turn to coat and set aside at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, to make soy and sesame dressing, combine oil, soy sauce, ginger, spring onions and sesame seeds in a small bowl.
  • Step 4
    Preheat grill to medium–high. Line an oven tray with foil, lightly grease with extra oil and top with fish. Grill for 4 minutes each side or until slightly charred and just cooked.
  • Step 5
    Meanwhile, cook asparagus in boiling salted water for 2 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Drizzle with half the soy and sesame dressing, and toss to coat.
  • Step 6
    Divide asparagus among plates. Top with fish and drizzle with remaining dressing. Scatter sesame seeds over steamed rice and serve with fish.

  • Low fat
  • Low kilojoule


  • 1648 kj


  • 8g

    Fat Total

  • 1g

    Saturated Fat

  • 3g


  • 32g


  • 78mg


  • 1761.84mg


  • 31g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 43g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Sake and mirin are types of Japanese rice wine, but mirin is noticeably sweeter. Sake is available at bottle shops. Mirin is available at Asian food shops and selected supermarkets. Shiro miso, also known as white miso, is available from supermarkets.

  • Author: Marion Grasby
  • Image credit: Jeremy Simons
  • Publication: MasterChef



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