Thursday, January 12

Orange-Miso Glazed Salmon

Most Asian food and fish are great to have when you're trying to watch what you eat because they're inherently good for you without tasting like health food. Salmon is one of my favorite fishes for its meaty, satisfying texture and its ability to stand up to a variety of flavors and cooking techniques. It pairs really nicely with the brightness of the orange-miso glaze (but I think you could put the marinade on anything and it would be delicious). It's a super satisfying meal that feels restaurant-worthy and will keep you looking and feeling your best.

Orange-Miso Glazed Salmon:
  • In a saucepan, combine 1 c. freshly-squeezed orange juice, the zest of an orange, and 1 tbsp. brown sugar. 
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and let the mixture cook for 10 minutes, or until reduced by half.
  • Turn off heat and whisk in 3 tbsp. yellow miso paste, 1 tbsp. soy sace, amd 1/2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar. Let marinade cool.
  • Place 2 (6-8 oz.) boneless, skinless salmon fillets on a baking sheet* that has been coated with non-stick spray.
  • Brush the miso marinade over the fish and let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  • Place fish in a hot broiler for 8-12 minutes, or until just cooked through.
  • Remove the fish and brush with more marinade. Divide onto plates and serve.

Serves two
*I like to line the sheet with foil to make clean-up easier.