Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dinner with Friends

Marinade Sablefish or Black Cod with skin side up in the following:

1 cup sake

1 cup mirin

3 tablespoons miso paste

3 tablespoons raw sugar

2 crushed garlic cloves

a pinch of salt and a couple grinds of fresh pepper

2 cups white wine

1 heaping tablespoon paprika

*let the fish marinade overnight

Set oven rack near broiler. I hook my rack 1 below the top to avoid burning.

Place fish skin down and place under broiler for 3-4 mins, or until golden brown and crispy.

At this point juices can begin to puddle around the fish and start to burn under the broiler, I transfer the fish to a new pan for the other side of the fish to avoid smoking. No one likes to smell something burning right before being served.

Allow the skin side to get crispy, but DO NOT BURN THE SKIN. it will turn black but should not smell burnt. This is another reason why transferring the fish to a new pan can also be helpful.

I made a fresh pesto with a splash of cream for our sauce. Use a sauce that compliments your veggies being served under the fish.

I served my fish skin side down, over carrot and potato mash with steamed green beans and sweet local corn. Garnish the plate with your sauce and serve. ENJOY!

An evening with friends wouldn't be complete if everyone didn't bring their dog! I got a little help from a friend in the kitchen ;)


  1. UM...I seriously can't wait till you're back in vancouver. I am so looking forward to a dinner party with you, sean and katie as the chefs. OMG....
    and so very jealous of the pierre's piano. I love it.

  2. Well done,,,, everything looks devine !