By ABALOBI’s ‘Fish With A Story’

by Tia

Bring your midweek dinner up a notch with yellowtail smothered in gloriously rich, umami-popping miso butter.

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Works well with:  Yellowtail, any Fish With A Story


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons red miso paste (miso is a widely available, fermented soy bean paste) 
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 x 125g yellowtail portions 
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pack bok choy, cut in half lengthways
  • coriander or parsley


  1. Combine butter and miso paste until they are mixed. Set aside.
  2. Pat the fish dry with paper towels.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of miso butter in a medium-hot pan. Add the fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  4. Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large frying pan, add the bok choy, cut side down and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add a splash of water and allow it to wilt.
  5. Flip the fish and fry until cooked through. Add more butter if the pan is too dry.
  6. Serve with steamed rice and wilted bok choy.

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