It’s been pretty hot here in D.C. Luckily, I spent the weekend on a lake in New Hampshire with Mr. Hillman’s Helpings and his family (soon to be mine)

One of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten was at a restaurant in New York City. It was miso-glazed sea bass and is to this day, something I could eat over and over again.

A friend of mine recently made a similar recipe (except with cod) that sounded like it was too good to be true! It wasn’t and the recipe below is one of THE most delicious and simple fish dishes you’ll ever make.


MISO-GLAZED SEA BASS – Adapted from Ellie Krieger
Serves 6

6 (6-ounce) Chilean sea bass (use cod if you want it to be more affordable)
1/3 cup low-sodium blond or white miso (can be found in refrigerated section of Whole Foods)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese cooking wine)

Toasted sesame seeds and scallions, for garnish, optional
Preheat broiler.

Rinse fish fillets and pat dry with paper towels. Combine miso, brown sugar, sesame oil and mirin and stir well until brown sugar is fully dissolved.

Brush about 2 tablespoons miso glaze on each fish fillet. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 1 hour. Place fish under broiler for 3 to 4 minutes, or until top is slightly charred and glaze has caramelized. Remove fish from oven and brush with remaining glaze. Lower oven to 375 degrees F. Cook an additional 5 to 6 minutes, until fish is flaky but not overcooked.

If desired, serve with toasted sesame seeds and scallions.

I hope you enjoyed Hillman’s Helpings!


Lauren Hillman
Hillman’s Helpings