I have discovered a wonderful new lunch/dinner idea that I had to share with all of you. I remember reading awhile back that Rocco DiSpirito’s favorite dish to make at home was a piece of fish or chicken rubbed with homemade miso glaze and cooked in the toaster oven until the miso was slightly burned and delicious.
I finally got around to trying it this idea in a fit of desperation as I tried to come up with something to do with the dover sole fillets sitting in my freezer. (I bought a load of them at Costco before realizing that the fish was incredibly bland and fell apart whenever I tried to grill them.) As I recall, Rocco suggests making a glaze with combination of miso and orange marmalade. As I had no marmalade on hand, I improvised, mixing up miso paste, agave nectar, ground ginger and a dab of chili paste, then rubbed the mixture on the fish. I cranked up my toaster oven as high as it would go, then put the fish in (on a piece of foil for easy cleanup). It took less than six minutes for the slices above, because they were so thin. I served them over a bed of wilted spinach, and they were to die for. Rocco was right…slightly burned miso really is yummy! This was an incredibly easy, no fuss lunch for one. Highly recommended.