RECIPE: KASUZUKE FISH/MEAT WITH MISO

RECIPE: KASUZUKE FISH/MEAT WITH MISO

 

Kasuzuke is a classic Japanese dish where fish/meat are marinated in a sake kasu (sake lees) marinade called kasudoko, then grilled/baked to perfection.The resulting flavors are full of rich umami with a slightly sweet, charcoal taste.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 servings of fish (e.g., salmon, cod, etc.) or meat (e.g., beef filet, pork loin, chicken thigh, etc.)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dash of sake
  • 150g miso (white miso is preferred but any miso will work)
  • 4 tbsp mirin 
  • 1 tbsp Junmai Daiginjo Sake Kasu (Lees) Powder

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the fish/meat with salt and sake and let sit for about an hour.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the miso, mirin and sake kasu. This is called kasudoko. 
  3. Marinate the fish/meat from step 1 in the kasudoko from step 2 for 2 nights in the fridge. Wash off the kasudoko and grill/bake.

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