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Thanks to its mild flavor (no fishy taste!) and flaky texture, bass is the ultimate family-friendly fish. It also takes well to a variety of cooking methods, whether baked inside a parchment paper pouch (otherwise known as "en papillote") or thrown onto the grill. In this recipe, the bass is broiled until browned, which means it cooks in just 5 minutes and achieves a perfectly crisp exterior. Red cabbage shines as the base of the vibrant slaw—it maintains its color and crunch even when dressed with soy sauce and lime juice. In fact, let the slaw sit as you finish the fish—the flavors will meld and become more complex with time.


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler with a rack 6 inches from heat. Whisk together the miso and 2 tablespoons each of the vinegar and oil in a small bowl. Place the fish on a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet. Rub all the sides with the miso mixture; set aside.

  • Whisk together the soy sauce, lime juice, salt, and the remaining 2 tablespoons each of vinegar and oil in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, bell pepper, and chile and toss to coat. Let stand until ready to serve.

  • Broil the fish, skin-side down, until cooked through and beginning to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle the peanuts over the slaw. Serve the fish with the slaw and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

fiber 4.5g; 440 calories; sugars 7g; fat 25.1g; cholesterol 115.7mg; iron 4.1mg; sodium 1289.4mg; protein 38.5g; calcium 204.7mg; carbohydrates 16.2g.