Monday, April 07, 2008

Miso Sesame Seeds Baked Fish

I love quick and easy to prepare dish. Anything to cut down my preparation and cooking time is my best friend. And once I learned that I could use my oven to bake or steam fish, it was like striking gold to me. Because finally I found the healthier, quick and easy alternative.

I love to experiment with different toppings for my bake fish. After I read from Daphne and EMWK blogs that they used Miso in their baked fish, I was really interested to try it out (still waiting for them to post their version though! ;o)). My first attempt was a failure because I underestimated how salty Miso paste was and we ended out scraping all the Miso paste away before we ate the fish. The above picture was my successful second attempt. :o) Here sharing with you my recipe so that you won't make the same mistake I made earlier, especially for those who never try it before.


3 Tilapia fish fillets
1 Tbsp. Miso paste
1 Tbsp. hot/warm water
1 tsp. sesame oil
Sprinkle of black and white sesame seeds
Canola oil spray


1. Preheat your oven to 450'F.

2. Cover your baking pan with foil and place the fish fillets on top.

3. In a bowl, soften the miso paste with warm water by stirring with a spoon. Add sesame oil and mix well. Take some of this paste and spread all over the top of each of the fish fillets. Then, sprinkle the top of the fish fillets with black and white sesame seeds. Lastly, spray the fish fillets with some canola oil.

4. Place in the oven uncovered and bake for 10 mins. Serve hot.

NOTE: If you use other thicker fish fillets, remember to adjust the baking time.


TheSassyChef said...

I've only ever tried miso in soups, so this should be interesting!

beachlover said...

What type of miso paste you used?.I bought a Miso paste that good to use as Miso soup,not for miso sauce.Hmmmm...good and healthy using seaweed and baking for your fish!!.I think I need to use this style after I go back to NY for diet!!lol!

I Cook4Fun said...

Look really yummy. I never try cooking with Miso before. I have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

daphne said...

I like the use of black sesame seeds. Yours look so moist!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

excellent combo, i'd love to try this...hmm maybe replace sesame seeds with nori? i love the idea of sesame seeds but hate how they get stuck between my teeth hehe

singairishgirl said...

Wow, this looks very good. Yum!

tigerfish said...

I have been toying with the idea of buying miso and use it in my cooking. Now, this adds another option :)


Ling's Passion said...

Wah you so creative never thought of combining miso with fish. Sounds simple and easy.

Retno Prihadana said...

What is miso paste? It´s new for me. Your Tilapia look so tempting, very nice with sesame.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi SassyChef, thanks for your comment. Yeah, I need to find other way to use the Miso paste. ;)

Beachlover, my miso paste is the one used for making soup, just like yours. Mine is Red miso paste, but it doesn't matter white/red.

You're welcome Gert. It's actually pretty good.

Thanks Daphne. I think it's because I spray some oil on top before baking. ;)

Thanks Rita. Nori sounds like a great combo too! :)

Thanks D.

You're welcome Tigerfish. I think Daphne used Miso to make miso dressing too.

Thanks Ling. It is simple and easy. :P :D

Retno, Miso paste is used in making Japanese miso soup. The free miso soup with tiny cubes of tofu that come with all Japanese meal combo. It's made of fermented soybean.

Indonesia-Eats said...

looks yummy! what kind of miso did you use, aka or shiro?

Little Corner of Mine said...

I used Akamiso. :)

Nilmandra said...

What I tend to do is to marinate the fish for a few hours in the miso mixture and then scrape the marinade off before cooking, following the Japanese cookbooks instructions. That seems to offer a nice balance of flavours without being too salty. Nice touch with the sesame seeds.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Nilmandra, that's how the Japanese do theirs. See, I don't look at cookbook so I have no idea. LOL! Thanks for letting me know. :)

Kevin said...

Looks good! Miso works really well in fish dishes like this.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Kevin, it sure does. Going to make some again tonight. :)