Tuesday, January 13

Sweet Miso-Glazed Salmon

Quick enough for a weeknight and special enough for a dinner party

Sweet Miso Glazed Salmon

I test out new recipes all the time, but it's rare to find one that becomes an instant addition to our weekly table. This salmon recipe is our new favorite and we've been having it weekly for about a month. It takes less than five minutes to prep and only another ten to cook, all the ingredients for the marinade are in my fridge or pantry (chances are you won't have the miso, but it will keep forever after you buy it), and it works for so many different occasions. We've served it to friends, we made it for a mini Christmas celebration, and we had it again over the weekend for a healthy lunch. The glaze forms a sweet-salty-sticky layer on the outside of the fish and the salmon roasts until it's perfectly cooked. It's pictured here with quinoa, sautéed boy choy, and microgreens, but it would be lovely over any type of rice or veggies or even soba noodles.

Note: Try substituting salmon for another type of fish or even some chicken breasts. This glaze would make anything taste good!

Related Recipes:
- Miso Black Cod
- Pesto-Dijon Salmon
- Miso-Marinated Salmon Steaks

Sweet Miso-Glazed Salmon:
- 2 salmon fillets, 6 oz. each, pin bones removed
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. miso paste
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. hot water
- a pinch of red chile flakes

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Combine the miso, brown sugar, soy sauce, water, and chile flakes together in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and place the salmon on it. Spoon or brush on the miso glaze. Let the glazed salmon sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
  • Roast the salmon for 10 minutes, or until just cooked through.

Serves two