Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce

Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce - Enjoy this tender and flaky cod with a savory sauce! It takes only 20 minutes to prep and cook and is bursting with flavor and full of nutrition. | omnivorescookbook.com

Enjoy this roast fish and salad with a rich, savory tomato miso sauce. The entire meal can be prepped and finished within 30 minutes. It is fresh, bursting with flavor, and full of nutrition.

I have been exploring new ways to enjoy fish since getting this wonderful package of fish from Sizzlefish. Tomato miso sauce is something I recently discovered in a Taiwanese cookbook (Fish Encyclopedia) and I have enjoyed it tremendously.

If you follow the recipe below, you will get a flaky and tender fish with a slightly charred surface, crispy skin, and juicy topping. The sauce is well balanced and brings out the great flavor of the fish without overpowering it. I used it to cook some wild-caught sablefish and cod fillets. They both turned out wonderfully. I could even taste a bit of sweetness in the cod.

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My favorite part of the recipe is that it lets me enjoy a fillet with crispy skin and a well-seasoned body. By cooking the fish on the stove top, you can get the surface crispy and charred.  Then, you continue to cook it a bit more in the oven, so you can get the fillet a bit juicier, with a well-cooked sauce.

Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce - Enjoy this tender and flaky cod with a savory sauce! It takes only 20 minutes to prep and cook and is bursting with flavor and full of nutrition. | omnivorescookbook.com

Magic Sauce

The sauce tastes great raw and cooked.

Making the sauce is really simple. All you need is equal parts red miso, tomato paste, lemon juice, and diced fresh tomato. That’s it.

The savory sauce has a hint of sweet and sour. The miso gives it a rich umami and depth of flavor that made me think of cheese when enjoying the dish.

We used a third of the sauce to season the fish, then blended the remaining sauce with some olive oil and water, and BAM! We had a great bread dip and salad dressing in 5 seconds!

We tried the sauce with a large green salad, some ciabatta, and of course, with the freshly roasted fish. You see, we finished prepping and cooking this really nourishing and delicious meal in 30 minutes!

Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce - Enjoy this tender and flaky cod with a savory sauce! It takes only 20 minutes to prep and cook and is bursting with flavor and full of nutrition. | omnivorescookbook.com

Meal Plan

30-minute dinner: Roast fish with tomato miso sauce + Green salad served with the tomato miso dressing + brown rice / bread

Paleo option: Roast fish with tomato miso sauce + Roast asparagus / green beans and Summer Squash (You can brush the sauce on veggies too)

Enjoy it the Chinese way:Roast fish with tomato miso sauce +Steamed white rice + Blanched veggies with garlic soy sauce

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Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce


  • Author: Maggie Zhu
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Ingredients

Sauce (*see footnote 1)

  • 2 tablespoons red miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 roma tomatoes

Fish

  • 4 to 6 white fish fillets (cod, sablefish, or sea bass)
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • (Optional) 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 356 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Combine red miso, tomato paste, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Mix well.
  3. Remove seeds from roma tomatoes and dice them (*see footnote 2).
    Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com
  4. Dry fish fillets thoroughly with paper towels.
  5. Lightly season fish with salt.
  6. Heat oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat until warm.
  7. (Optional) Add rosemary and cook for 1 minute to infuse the oil with a nice aroma.
  8. Add fish fillet, skin side down. Cook for 2 minutes, until the skin turns crispy (or the flesh turns pale golden).
  9. Flip and cook the other side for a minute, until slightly golden.
    Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com
  10. (Optional) If you are using a skin-on fillet, flip the fish (see footnote 3).
  11. Turn off heat. Carefully brush the miso sauce onto the fish. Add diced tomato on top.
    Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com
  12. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake at 356 F (180 C) for 5 minutes.
  13. Serve warm as main with green salad, brown rice, or bread.

Notes

1. The sauce will be enough to cook 4 to 6 fish fillets, depending on the size of the fillets. I usually make the same amount, even if I’m cooking for two, and save the leftover sauce. Blend it with olive oil and some water to dilute it; you can use this as salad dressing or bread dip.
2. The seeds will make the dish watery after baking. If you’re serving the fish with a salad, add these seeds to the salad if you don’t want to waste them.
3. The hot skillet will continue to cook the skin while in the oven, so you will get super crispy skin!

The nutrition is calculated based on 1 of the 6 servings generated by this recipe.

Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce Nutrition Facts | omnivorescookbook.com

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Hi I'm Maggie Zhu! Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. I am originally from Beijing, and now cook from my Austin, Texas kitchen.

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15 thoughts on “Roast Fish with Tomato Miso Sauce

    1. Maggie Post author

      This is really simple Sarah! Red miso paste is a great ingredient to have in the pantry and we cook with it all the time. Hope you enjoy the dish 🙂

      Reply
  1. Bam's Kitchen

    Simple and delicious and loving those moody dark background and bright food photos!!! Delicious little quick meal for the honeymooners with a little wine!!! Sharing everywhere and pinned my friend!

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    1. Maggie Post author

      These are really great with some white wine and a green side! I like cooking with fish fillet. So easy and the dish always turns out great 🙂

      Reply
  2. Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe

    This looks so good – I’m always looking for tasty ways to cook fish 🙂 I can’t wait to try this! So healthy too!

    Reply