Miso Glazed Swordfish, Cannellini Asian Slaw

Miso Glaze
  • 1/2 c. Miso 
  • 2 T. Sake
  • 1 T. Sugar
Thanks to Jenn, The Leftover Queen and the Foodie BlogRoll for the gift of a subscription to Saveur. In the very first issue I received, there were many exciting recipes and ideas including this one of Miso Glazed Fish, issue No. 118.

To accompany Saveur’s miso glazed fish recipe we prepared an Asian-style slaw with cannellini beans and miso sesame dressing.

  • 1 t. Miso (I use Akamiso, red soybean paste)
  • 1/4 c. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 T. Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 t. Soy Sauce (low-sodium)
  • 1 t. Fresh Yuzu (or lemon) Juice  
  • Black & White Sesame Seeds 
  • Minced Ginger
Whisk first five ingredients together in a small bowl. Taste, and adjust ingredients to your liking as some miso is more salty than others, you might even want to add a little sugar. Add a pinch of minced ginger and a small amount of sesame seeds for color.

Cannellini Asian Slaw
Miso Sesame Dressing

Cannellini beans are tossed with shredded napa and red cabbage, sliced scallions, shredded carrots, radish sprouts. Tossed with Miso Sesame Dressing.
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Fresh swordfish steaks are seasoned with fresh ground pepper then coated with Panko breadcrumbs, sautéed in canola oil until a nice brown crust forms. Flip the swordfish and brown the other side.

Spoon miso glaze on the browned crust and cook briefly under the broiler until the miso glaze is caramelized.

Miso Glazed Swordfish and Cannellini Asian Slaw

My dear dear longtime friend Charlotte and her husband Mark are in So Cal for a few days to visit family and a friend (me). 
Charlotte and Mark drove to my town, San Pedro, where we checked out a neat landmark at the Port of Los Angeles: The SS Lane Victory, a WW II cargo ship. Then went back to my house and cooked this miso glazed swordfish, together, like old times. 
You see, she and I met as prep cooks in a restaurant called the Ute City Bank in Aspen, Colorado in 1978. (Over 30 years ago, how is that possible?) We became friends, then roommates, cooked together, skied and partied together and then went our separate ways…pursuing our careers and our lives. And we remain forever forever friends. Love you KH (my nickname for her) Charlotte!

24 thoughts on “Miso Glazed Swordfish, Cannellini Asian Slaw”

  1. Love the idea of putting beans in a slaw. Will have to try that one. And your fish looks great with that beautiful crust.

  2. How lovely to have friends like that! And that miso glaze looks fantastic — I really like the idea of the panko and miso crust for that extra texture.

  3. LL,
    I never thought to add beans to a slaw, and I love miso.
    Is it a paste added to your dressing? thanks.

  4. The recipe sounds so refreshing. I like your story about friendship. Yes, 30 years does go by fast!

  5. Lori Lynn, that miso glazed swordfish looks wonderful! I love how you caramelized it under the broiler. Yum!

  6. Thanks ALL!

    I just updated the Miso Sesame Dressing recipe so it now has instructions rather than just a list of ingredients. It is flexible, you just have to taste it and adjust accordingly. We thought it was great with the slaw. Let me know if you try it!

    Stace – yes, the miso I use is a paste, a little goes a long way, it is very flavorful!

  7. Glad to hear that Char is in town. After hearing about her for all these years it would be nice to meet her sometime. (We’ve been friends, now, for 24 years.) It’s nice to have old friends that share an interest in food and cooking! Cheers to old friends! FA

  8. Miso sounds so yummy. It is so fun to have friends for life. Can’t wait to try you Miso and Swordfish.

  9. LL, I love how that dark brown crust looks on your fish, and the slaw looks like it went perfect with it. Love the addition of the beans. Glad you had a great time with your friends!!

  10. my goodness, i’m definitely going to make that salad!!! my mouth is watering right now…

    (love your blog by the way!)

  11. Mmm, I love miso glaze, but I can never seem to get the taste just right. Gonna have to give your recipe a try… the swordfish is gorgeous!

  12. Another winner! You make your fish so perfectly every time. I just wish swordfish weren’t so pricey these days!

  13. Thank you Lori Lynn,

    I haven’t had swordfish in a long time. I’ll have to try that soon.


  14. What a great blog! I’m very happy to keep up to date with your ideas.
    Have a nice day,
    Best wishes, Brigitte

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