This Asian-inspired recipe is a perfect way to celebrate Friday night. Miso flavours our tilapia perfectly, and it's so easy to make.
Miso-marinated tilapia
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  • 6Servings


  • 6 fillets tilapia

Miso marinade

  • 1 cup yellow miso
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1/2 cup sugar


For marinade, in small pot over medium heat, whisk miso, mirin and sugar until sugar has dissolved and mixture is smooth. Transfer ito small bowl and refrigerate until well chilled. Can be made up to 3 days in advance.

Marinate tilapia in the miso mixture in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Remove from refrigerator and bring to room temperature before cooking.

Preheat the broiler. Remove tilapia from the marinade, shaking off excess. Place on foil-lined baking sheet. Place on top rack under broiler, turning every few minutes to brown evenly. Baste once, using leftover marinade, during cooking. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until fish is cooked through. Serve immediately with brown rice pilaf and Asian greens. 

Mirin, a sweet Japanese rice wine, is available at well-stocked supermarkets or Asian grocers. Miso, a fermented soybean paste, is available at supermarkets or Asian grocers. We use yellow miso, widely available at supermarkets, for this recipe. Miso comes in white, yellow, red and black; the darker the miso the stronger the flavour and, usually, the higher the sodium level.