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Miso-marinated Fish with Kimchi Mayo

Miso is ideal for turning fish on the grill into an irresistible delicacy. But acidity and sweetness are essential as well!

Ingredients (4 servings)
60 ml Almdudler
60 ml Sake or Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
120 g light miso
1 large salmon fillet, about 700 g (or other fish fillets of your choice)
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon(s) Dijon mustard
150 ml peanut oil (or any other flavorless vegetable oil)
Kimchi, well-drained, 2 tablespoons of the brine reserved
Crispy salad leaves for serving
Finely chopped spring onions (scallions) for serving
2 teaspoon(s) black sesame seeds for garnish


  • Bring Almdudler and Sake to a brief boil, then stir in the miso until well dissolved. Rub the fish fillet on both sides with the paste and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours in a sealed freezer bag (or well wrapped in plastic wrap).
  • Mix the egg yolk and mustard, then slowly pour in the oil while continuously whisking until a thick mayonnaise forms. Alternatively, use store-bought mayonnaise. Stir in the Kimchi brine.
  • Prepare the grill for direct grilling. Grill the fish first on the skin side, then on the flesh side until it has a nice color and is still slightly raw inside, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Let it rest off the heat to finish cooking.
  • Serve with crispy salad leaves, chopped spring onions, Kimchi, and Kimchi mayonnaise. Wrap some fish in a salad leaf, garnish as desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and enjoy with your fingers.

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