WLAA Dishes of Dreams: “Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass” – Real Seafood Co. Ann Arbor

With restaurants opening back up, WeLoveAnnArbor re-introduces its popular “Dishes of Dreams” series. Check out these awesome dishes and include them in your dinner plans over the next few weeks and help support our local businesses that help make Ann Arbor so special and unique.


“Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass” / Real Seafood Co. Ann Arbor
Chef Joseph Ludwick

Chef Joseph Ludwick, the Head Chef at Real Seafood Co. Ann Arbor, was born and raised in Jackson, where his love for food and cooking started at a young age. He was inspired by his late mother’s talent in the kitchen. At the age of 17, Chef Joe worked at a hometown pizzaria, Slice of Spice. A sense of pride was felt when he looked out into the main dining room and could see the guests enjoying the food that he had the honor of making. This feeling encouraged Chef Joe to pursue an education at The Art Institute in Michigan for culinary arts.

Chef Joe started at Main Street Ventures Restaurant Group in February 2017 and has worked at several of their different concepts including The Chop House Ann Arbor and Palio Maryland, where he assisted in the Grand Opening. He recently was head chef at Palio before moving next door to Real Seafood Co., on South Main Street.

Among Chef Joe’s many favorite dishes at Real Seafood Co. Ann Arbor is the “Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass.” The dish is marinated in miso with spinach and sticky rice and finished with ginger-soy and wasabi sauces.

Miso is a Japanese inspired sauce in a sense,” says Chef Joe. “It comes in a paste and we add certain things to it like sesame oil, soy sauce and some salt and pepper which helps bring it back to life. We put it on top of our fish and let it marinate for 24 hours, fire it and then serve it on top of a bed of sticky rice with spinach.

The “Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass” is a longtime favorite at Real Seafood Co. Ann Arbor – home to the finest and freshest top-catch fish and premium seafood in the area.