Miso Filled Aji
6 (8-inch size) aji (akule), cleaned
1 cup miso (Japanese fermented soybean paste)
1 teaspoon ginger juice
4 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons salad oil
With paper towel, dry outside and inside of fish. Cut 3 diagonal slashes in each side. In a small bowl combine miso, ginger juice, sugar, and green onions. Spoon mixture into fish cavities. Sprinkle fish with salt, place on rack of broiler pan, and brush with oil. Broil 4 inches from unit in electric oven for 7 minutes. Turn fish, brush with oil again, and broil 4 more minutes. Makes 6 servings.
Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving: 550 calories, 18 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, greater than 2500 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 78 g protein
Featured in Star-Bulletin on 12/27/06.