Costco High Liner Miso Glazed Cod Review

Are you a fish lover who’s looking for convenient meal options? Costco carries an abundance of frozen fish, including this Miso Glazed Cod from High Liner. The glaze makes this particular cod more convenient than most frozen fish options because you don’t have to worry about seasoning it or anything. You just cook it, add a side dish or two and you have a nice meal. Is the Miso Glazed Cod good though? Read on to find out!

Costco High Liner Miso Glazed Cod  box sitting on a table.
Costco High Liner Miso Glazed Cod.

I’m the only one in our house who eats fish regularly. I don’t mind fish. It’s not my absolute favorite protein, but I recognize the health benefits and find it tasty enough. I picked up this Costco Highliner Miso Glazed Cod thinking it could be good for work lunches.

Other seafood products from Costco I’ve reviewed are the Costco Kirkland Signature Fish and Chips Meal Kit, Costco Kirkland Signature Breaded Panko Shrimp, Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon, Costco Kirkland Signature Tilapia Loins, Costco Kirkland Signature Atlantic Cod and the Costco Trident Wild Pacific Pink Salmon Burgers.

One fillet of cod cooked and served on a white plate.
Ready to eat!

Location in Store

This cod can be found in the freezer section of Costco beside the other frozen fish products. The item number is 1338053.

Costco High Liner Miso Glazed Cod  cooked and served on a white plate, top down image.
The Costco Miso Glazed Cod is light, flaky and moist.

Taste

Firstly, I’ll point out that the glaze runs off the cod when you bake it. After it’s done cooking, there’s only a small amount of glaze left! The cod itself is very mild in flavor. You can taste hints of soy and sweetness from the glaze.

Closeup image of one bite of Costco Miso Glazed Cod on a fork/
There’s no need for a knife with this Costco cod.

The cod is light, flaky and moist, and I love how it doesn’t have a fish flavor at all. Our house didn’t smell like fish while I was cooking it, which my husband appreciated! Overall, I like the texture and taste of the cod. I don’t mind that most of the glaze cooked/ran away, because I enjoy just a hint of extra flavor.

Cost

I paid $19.99 for the 907-gram box of Miso Glazed Cod. There are six pieces of cod in my box. The size of the pieces varies a bit; some are bigger than others.

Image of bag of High Liner Miso Glazed Cod, six cod fillets in one bag.
I had six fillets in my bag of varying sizes.

Convenience

The cod needs to be kept frozen and has a best before date that’s about 13 months from the date we purchased it. The miso-flavored cod pairs well with a fresh side salad and rice or asparagus and baby potatoes.

Costco Miso Glazed Cod Cooking Instructions from box.
Cook from frozen, don’t thaw beforehand.

There are both baking instructions and barbecue instructions listed on the box. I went with the baking instructions and popped my cod into the oven on a baking tray with parchment paper lining it. I baked the cod at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 minutes. As I said before, the glaze on the cod tends to run off as it cooks, so expect your cod to have much less glaze on it at the end than it does at the beginning! The mess on my baking sheet was kind of annoying – I should have used foil like the box recommends instead of parchment paper. If I’d wrapped foil around my baking sheet, there wouldn’t have been any cleanup needed.

Costco Miso Glazed Cod Cooking Instructions from box.
Cooking instructions.

Nutrition

Calories

One fillet contains 130 calories, one gram of fat, three grams of sugar, 25 grams of protein, 55 milligrams of cholesterol and 450 milligrams of sodium. These cod fillets are low in calories and fat and high in protein, which is great.

Costco Miso Glazed Cod Nutrition Facts from box.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

I thought the Costco Miso Glazed Cod was gluten-free, but after a quick glance at the ingredients list, I discovered that wasn’t the case. The third ingredient listed is sugar, which isn’t ideal. If you want straight up, really healthy fish, buy it without any seasoning and use a tad of extra virgin olive oil and some salt, pepper and lemon juice for seasoning.

Costco Miso Glazed Cod Ingredients from box.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 6.5/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 8.5/10

Overall

Give it a try!

The High Liner Miso Glazed Cod is a quick, convenient and tasty frozen cod from Costco. The biggest negative about this product is that the glaze doesn’t stick to the cod when cooking it. Make sure you wrap your baking sheet in foil!

Have you tried the Costco High Liner Miso Glazed Cod? What did you think of it?


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16 thoughts on “Costco High Liner Miso Glazed Cod Review”

  1. Thank you for posting this review. I lost the packaging box while still having a full bag of miso cod :0). I then found your blog through Google and got the instruction (from the box shot). I baked three portion for 20min at 400F exactly and they turned out juicy and tender. My observation: 1) timing needs to be precise and it also depends on the type of oven you use. An extra minute can dry the fish and vice versa, a minute less can leave the fish raw in the middle. You need to experiment. 20min seems working well for me. 2) Don’t use convection baking as it will make the fish dry.

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  2. How do you get the glaze to stay on the fish? I followed the instructions as directed for cooking in the oven. The sauce either melts off and majority burns away. Even in the photo she posted it’s the same story. Im surprised no one else has mentioned this ! 🙁

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  3. I was completely drawn to the photo of the cod on the product box + the sound of Miso and Teriyaki. It looked and sounded absolutely fabulous.
    Each time I cooked these, though – they didn’t end up looking anything like the photo on the box, and they were totally tasteless. Whatever glaze is on the cod becomes watery and doesn’t enhance the fish. Cooking instructions say 18-22 min at 400. I’ve cooked these twice, and both times the center was not cooked all the way because the pieces are so thick.
    I do not recommend this product.

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  4. Just had it at the end of october. Unfortunately i’m stuck with 5 more pieces. Maybe i’ll rinse/soak them and make cod cakes.

    Is it moist? yes. is it flaky? sure. It has little to no flavor as expected from a miso marinade for anyone that has had it at a restaurant. very disappointing.

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    • I totally agree. I love miso-glazed fish that I’ve had in restaurants, but this was bland, bland, bland. I just ate some and I had to douse it in soy sauce just to give it some flavor. Cod doesn’t have much flavor to begin with and the miso glaze didn’t do much to improve it.

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  5. I tried to cook it in a small waterless pan with mixed veggie on top for myself. Essentially steaming it since I don’t want to wait for the oven. I used the same 18 mins and it came out a bit overcook but still delicious. I will try a couple minutes less next time to see how it goes.

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  6. Bought this at Costco because they didn’t have plain cod fillets….terrible product when cooked in the oven….mushy, processed tasting and had a little ‘stink’ to it even while frozen….I won’t eat another piece….its going back to the store.

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  7. I would like to comment on the High Liner Miso Glazed Cod – a frozen product #1338053. I discovered this product in our Costco store. This Miso Glazed Cod is a delicious product and the best-tasting frozen cod we have tasted. To our dismay, Costco no longer carries this frozen cod product. Our Costco Admin. office told us that they are not carrying it any longer. We are so disappointed and hope Costco will reconsider carrying this product. Thank you

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    • COSTCO did the same thing with High Liner lemon, pepper, garlic cod….no longer carry it. It was even better than the Miso Glazed !!!! Evidently they do not like Canadian fish???? They only seem to carry “good cod” for Lent and then it all disappears. You would think their marketing people would follow the sales, evidently NOT.

      RS.

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  8. I haven’t been following you for very long, so it’s possible I might have missed your review of the Jane’s Tavern Battered Cod. I love fish products and the Jane’s is probably my favourite. The one you describe here is a healthier choice, with about half the calories of the Battered Cod. I decided to comment because the first time I baked the Jane’s product, I also saw the white film on the outside of the fish. However, after verifying the cooking time and checking the internal temperature of the fish with a food thermometer, I convinced myself it was not anything dangerous. Since that time, I almost always see the film – except when I overcook, and I find it either burns away or gets embedded into the surface as a darker crust. So, providing you’re not undercooking, I wouldn’t worry about that white film.

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  9. Thanks for your thoughtful comment Jack! I will definitely try the Jane’s Tavern Battered Cod! I finished my box of this cod and noticed the white film each time I cooked it but chose to ignore it as it tasted fine! Thank you for following my blog. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Stay healthy.

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    • The white film is referred to as “white vellum”. It is a membrane found immediately under the skin layer. It is a little unsightly but harmless. It occurs when the skinning machines are set a little too shallow to increase fish yield $$$.

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