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Sweet Miso-Butter Cod with Snap Peas

This recipe should seriously come with a warning.  Because you WILL lick your plate.  Unabashedly, with no remorse, and with absolute conviction.  The sauce is what the rivers in heaven must be filled with -- buttery, umami flavor.  Fresh cod goes for a swim, and comes out the other side RIDICULOUSLY amazing.  I mean, seriously, this dish is what dreams are made of.

It's a riff on a VERY famous dish at Nobu, but for 1/16 the cost.  Who says you can't get restaurant food at home?  Well, cook them this dish and they'll promptly change their tune!

But, remember, I did warn you.......it's addicting.

One rule....be sure to use the freshest cod available.  No frozen cod for this dish.  I tested with both, and the frozen, while still tasty, seriously couldn't compare to the fresh.

It's from Chrissy Teigen's new book, Cravings Hungry from More.......and the only change I made was also testing it with asparagus.  And they were just as yummy as the snap peas.

Sweet Miso-Butter Cod with Snap Peas

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Serves: 2 Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless center-cut (thick) fillets of cod (8 ounces) (if you can't find cod, sea bass is a great substitute)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1/2 pound snap peas, ends trimmed
  • Spicy Garlic-Miso Butter
  • 1/2 stick (2 ounces) butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons white (shiro) miso
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced chives
  • 2 small cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • generous pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Sides: Sticky rice, basmati rice, or mashed potatoes

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Notes

Recipe from Chrissy Teigen's Cravings, Hungry for More

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