This is a quick simple dish that is packed with flavor. If you are serving with rice as I did, I suggest cooking the rice first until it’s done, or close to done as everything else cooks quite fast. I used Lundberg Wild Blend® Rice, and just followed the package instructions. It’s one of my favorites. I also accompanied with stir fried veggies finished with toasted sesame oil.
The Corvina originally ended up in this dish because the Cod in the case looked like it been sitting there too long, and the Corvina was nice and fresh. I’m glad that happened as I found that the Corvina doesn’t flake and fall apart as easily as Cod. It still does flake easily though, so you want to handle with care when moving from the skillet to the plate.
I named this “Asian” as the ingredients include Chinese and Japanese items. The cook time of 6 minutes is for the fish only. If you’re making rice or other items, you need to account for that. Also, the fish marinates for three hours.
Asian Marinated Corvina
- 4 Corvina Fillets Patted Dry
- 3 tbsp Grape Seed Oil For cooking the fish.
Marinade / glaze
- ½ cup Shaoxing wine
- ½ cup Rice Vinegar
- ½ cup Hatcho Miso paste (Red miso paste if you can't find Hatcho)
- ½ cup Chinese Soy Sauce, Imported Get soy sauce from China at an Asian grocery. Make sure it is light, or not specified. Not Dark. I use Lee Kum Kee.
- 6 tbsp Sugar White Granulated
- ½ tsp MSG optional
- 2 Scallions Green parts cut on a bias for garnish
Marinate the Fish
- Mix all the marinade ingredients and marinate the fish for three hours.
Cook the Fish
- Preheat broiler on high with rack at second lowest position.
- Remove fillets from marinade and let excess drip off. Discard remaining marinade.
- Heat oil on medium high in a cast-iron skillet until shimmering.
- Lower heat to medium and place the fillets into the pan, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Do not flip.
- Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes to finish cooking and caramelize the sauce / marinade on top.
- The fish is cooked when a fork can easily be inserted, and / or it reaches 145 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.
- Serve with stir fried veggies, and rice of choice.