Putting food together is an art like everything else in life. However, when made with fresh ingredients it is truly a masterpiece.  As the creator of one of my favorite blogs, Steamy Kitchen, Jaden Hair knows how to turn Asian food into a beautiful masterpiece.  Not only are her recipes beautiful, but they are also fresh and healthy.  Jaden’s new cookbook, Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites, is no different.  The recipes and the photography are breathtaking.

Jaden shows us how to prepare Asian recipes that many of us love to order in restaurants but could never imagine making at home.  Since the first time I opened this cookbook, I could not wait to get cooking.  It was so hard to decide which recipe to start with, but my love for Cod kept bringing me back to page 151… Miso Cod.  It is a simple recipe with lots of flexibility- this is exactly how I love my recipes, since I have a hard time following strict instructions.

Miso CodIt is so true that we eat with our eyes, and the photography in Steamy Kitchens Healthy Asian Favorites will have you drooling from the minute you pick it up.  With the exception of one photo, Jaden shot every single recipe in the cookbook.  It is truly a work of art.  Let me just apologize now… my photos don’t do this cookbook any justice.

Miso Cod | Steamy Kitchen

Miso  Cod | Steamy Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons shiro miso (white miso)
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (or 1 tablespoon honey mixed with 1 tablespoon water)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 4 pieces black cod (about 6 ounces each)

Instructions

  1. Combine the miso, sake, mirin, and sugar in a reselable bag. Mix well.
  2. Add the fish fillets to the bag, seal the bag, removing as much air as possible.
  3. Massage the bag a bit, spreading the marinade all over the fillet.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  5. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Remove the fish from the marinade and use a paper towel to gently wipe off any excess marinade, but don't rinse the fish.
  8. Discard marinade.
  9. Place the fish in the prepared baking sheet and bake until the fish flakes easily, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Move the fish to the top rack and place 6 inches from heating element.
  11. Turn oven to broil to brown and caramelize the fish, about 1 minute. Keep a close eye on it as it will burn easily.
  12. Serve immediately.
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Reprinted with permission from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair, copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc. 

I have had the pleasure of breaking bread with Jaden at her home when she gathered friends together for a fun Pig Roast.  I was amazed and admittedly a little bit jealous by her beautiful surroundings.  Since leaving Portugal as a little girl, I have longed to have fresh eggs in the morning from the chicken coop and to pick my own vegetables.   The idea of living on a five acre homestead and living off the land is a current dream of mine but a reality for Jaden and her family.

Jaden was a pro at cutting this delicious pig... and boy was it delicious

Doesn’t Jaden look like a pro cutting into the perfectedly roasted pork?  Let me tell you, I was impressed!  You can not imagine how juicy the pork meat was.

Steamy Kitchen Palatial Chicken Coop

These lucky chickens have the most beautiful chicken coop I have ever seen.  It was built by Scott, Jaden’s husband, and it is truly a 5 star resort.

Steamy Kitchen Pig Roast Bonfire

What a great way to end a beautiful day shared with friends, great food and lots of laughs!  Thank you for the inspiration Jaden!

We are so excited to be featuring recipes from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites around the family table this week.  Join the Sunday Supper Team along with Jaden Hair this Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time on twitter. Jljust follow the #SundaySupper hashtag. We are giving away 20 copies of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook.   You don’t want to miss this week’s #SundaySupper Event!

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Here is the list of #SundaySupper Contributors who will be giving away a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook and the recipes they will be sharing:

Tofu-Mushroom Miso Soup 

Crispy Rice Patties

Thai Larb Lettuce Chicken Cups

Miso Cod

Sake Steamed Mussels

Salmon Honey Teriyaki

Korean Beef Bites

Mapo Tofu

Mango Brulee

We are sharing more Steamy Kitchen inspired recipes. The following Sunday Supper Contributors are joining us with some of their favorite recipes from the Steamy Kitchen website:

Here is how to enter to win a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites:  You must do both, #1 and #2, to have an eligible entry:

  1. Tell me what your favorite Asian dish is in a comment below – AND – with your twitter handle in the comment. Comment must be posted by 8pm Eastern time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013).
  2.  Join in the conversation during the live #SundaySupper chat on twitter from 7 to 8pm Eastern Time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013). Your tweet(s) must contain the#SundaySupper hashtag.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email. Note: Giveaway open for United States residents only. Contest ends on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8pm Eastern Time.

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Purchase Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook

I was provided with a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s healthy asian favorites for my review.  All opinions are my own.

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Hezzi-D March 10, 2013 at 8:37 am

This cod dish sounds so yummy! I love that you served it over noodles because it really makes the fish pop.

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Renee March 10, 2013 at 9:01 am

What a fun day the BBQ at Jaden’s must have been. It had to be filled with great food and wonderful people.
I’m with you on cod. I could eat it anytime. I’ll for sure try this recipe.

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal March 10, 2013 at 9:19 am

I’m drooling over that BBQ, there is nothing like fresh smoked BBQ… yum! I don’t know if I have ever had cod, but this recipe is so easy that I know I will have to try it soon.

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Liz March 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

Oh, wow…dining with Jaden? How FUN! And another reason to pick up some miso paste…your cod looks fantastic!!!

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Nicole March 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

Oh this looks so good. I love cod, and I this recipe looks fantastic.

It was fun to see pics from your dinner at Jaden’s :) Sounds like she’s living my dream too.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

Wow! Your dish looks delish!! I just love it!

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Jen @JuanitasCocina March 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

Okay, I want that cod…AND that hog! :D

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Alaiyo Kiasi March 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

This looks so good! I love the way you added the noodles. Thanks for including the narrative and photos of your visit with Jaden. She looks so confident about food and what to do with it.

Alaiyo

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Katie March 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I love how simple this recipe is, and how beautiful it looks! I haven’t done a lot of cooking with Asian flavors on fish, but I really need to start!

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Bea March 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I am with Jen :))) – Absolutely amazing, Isabel!

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Heather @girlichef March 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Oh, your miso cod looks amazing – I know exactly how I’m serving mine when I make it…over noodles, like yours! Yummmmm….

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Thank you Heather… I used the leftover marinade from the cod to make the noodles and added some soy sauce… delish!

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom March 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Isabel,
I know what you mean! Every time I see Jaden’s homestead on posts and stuff, I am so jealous! Not only does she have so much land. . but the chickens!!! I love it! and what are you talking about?! I love your photos and that you served your miso cod on a bed of yummy noodles! YUM!

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I have always wanted to have chickens in my yard again!

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

So glad that you introduced Jaden to me. I have never made cod or cooked with miso, so I have to try this!

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Her cookbook is just fabulous and I love all the easy recipes!

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Diana @GourmetDrizzles March 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm

What LOVELY photos… of your beautiful cod and the fun pig roast! I completely agree that fresh ingredients make for foodie masterpieces, and I loved your interpretation of the dish! Can’t wait to try this one.

My fav. dish is Mongolian Beef and my Twitter is @GourmetDrizzles

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm

The pig roast was so much fun and I really enjoyed spending the day with Jaden, her friends and family.

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Melanie Kuolt March 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

What a fun post!!!! Such great recipes this week, and what a neat opportunity to hang with Jaden.

My favorite dish is Vegetarian Hot & Soup Soup, but after today I think I might have to try the tofu-mushroom miso… I just might have a new favorite! @FF2FFBlog

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I agree with you… I can’t wait to try the Vegetarian Hot & Sour Soup!

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Arlene @FlourOnMyFace March 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm

What a beautiful dish you created! Love the noodles. I saw you mention the pig roast with Jaden back at the time you went. Her property is huge.

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Arlene~ Jaden resides on a beautiful piece of land…. it is so peaceful and inspirational!

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Shannon March 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of cod but this looks very delicious and adding the noodles to the dish makes it that much more delicious looking for me! I love Asian noodles, in fact of my favorite Asian meals is soba noodles that are served cold with wasabi and scallions on the side. Can’t wait for #SundaySupper chat on twitter! @frogger097

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Shannon~ I must try the noodles how you described them! They sounds amazing.

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts March 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The fish looks wonderful, I am sure it was delicious served over the noodles!

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I made the noodles with the leftover marinade and they were fabulous!

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Donna March 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Looks like you had a great time, and that cod looks delicious!

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Thanks Donna. Jaden is a lot of fun and we really had an awesome afternoon.

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Kim Bee March 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

First of all thanks for putting this event together. Secondly your dish looks amazing. I must try this one. I just wish I could enter the giveaway, I swear I need to move. Being a Canuck blows. Lol.

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Kim~ move to Florida. We would have so much fun!

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Carol Yemola March 10, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I absolutely love Chicken & Broccoli over Fried Rice! Could eat it everyday!

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Carol Yemola March 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Forgot the Twitter handle – @CarolYemola

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Carol Yemola March 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I absolutely love Chicken & Broccoli over Fried Rice! Could eat it everyday! @CarolYemola

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Chicken and Broccoli is one of my all time favorites too… you made me realize that I must try making it at home!

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Sean Ingber March 10, 2013 at 7:29 pm

My favorite Asian dish has got to be thai chicken with basil. Pretty easy and so tasty! Here’s a link to the recipe: http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.com/recipes/thai-style-chicken-with-basil/

Thanks! Sean (@chefnsean)

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Looking forward to trying your recipe Sean… looks delish!

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The Ninja Baker March 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Oh my goodness. The cod looks sooo good. It is indeed a keeper recipe =)

My favorite Asian (Japanese) food – well, one of them, is onigiri (rice balls) with ume-boshi (pickled plum.) Twitter handle is @NinjaBaking

THANK YOU ISABEL for hosting this fantastic #SundaySupper!

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I have not tried Rice Balls or Pickled Plum…. now I am intrigued!

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Suzanne miller March 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Loving the chat tonight thank you

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Hi Suzanne~ I am so glad you joined us! It was so much fun having Jaden join us!

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Renee March 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm

One of my favorite Asian dishes is a homestyle dish called tomato and eggs. This is a very easy and healthy stirfry to make and one of the first a child is taught to make in China. They eat it as lunch but I like it for breakfast! My twitter handle is MyKitchenandI. I blog about Asian foods all year long, so I would love to win this cookbook. ;)

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I am now on a mission…. to try tomato and eggs. I would love your recipe!

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Kimberly March 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Okay…I want some of that pork…and the fish looks delicious. One of my favorite Asian dishes, Thai to be exact, is pad see ew. (Twitter: @kmurrayphoto)

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Kimberly~ I can honestly tell you, I am not sure what is better the Cod or the Pork… they were both so good!

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Sarah March 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

Sound amazing to live off the land you sow. I would love to have my own garden and that pig looks heavenly! Very curious about cod. Is it a mild fish? Would love to try it!

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Sarah~ Cod is super mild…. even my youngest “who doesn’t like fish” likes Cod. You really should try it.

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Holly March 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

my brother and his wife served a version of this miso cod at their wedding reception and I have been looking for a recipe to replicate it– so happy read your post!

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FamilyFoodie March 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Holly~ Let me know if you try it. I had only made Cod Portuguese style and now have a new favorite.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked March 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Your fish and photos look fabulous, Isabel. Don’t sell yourself short! I love cooking with cod. After reading your glowing recommendation of Jaden’s cookbook, I’m putting it on my must-buy list. It’s so cool you got to hang out with her! One of these days, I’m going to write a post and hopefully it’ll be about how awesome it was to hang out with you at your home, eating your amazing meals :)

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Susan March 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

What I wouldn’t give to go outside every morning for fresh eggs! Guess I’ll have to do with my local farmers grabbing them for me. :-) Love that you paired this with noodles, bet the combo tasted great.

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