Hawaii is one of my favorite places in the world, although i have not been that many places. I love the regional food and every time we visit this is one dish I look forward to eating so i wanted to try and make it myself. Sansei, in Maui, is where i was first introduced to this wonderful dish. I found this recipe online from a Hawaii Magazine blog by John Heckathorn. I have substituted regular Cod for Black Cod. Butter fish is a name for the preparation, not the type of fish. You can use the butterfish recipe on any other firm-fleshed fish, even salmon or ahi (tuna). It would be good on chicken (or even on tofu) as well.
- 4 6-ounce black cod fish fillets
- ½ cup sake
- ½ cup mirin (sweetened rice wine)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup mild white miso (fermented soybean paste)
- Steamed white rice