Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Broiled Salmon with Miso Glaze

This recipe is from 'The Essential Eating Well Cookbook'...
"Versatile miso keeps for months in the refrigerator and adds instant flavor to soups, sauces, dips, marinades and salad dressings. In general, the lighter the miso, the milder and sweeter its flavor. Light miso is the key to the wonderful flavor of this salmon."
1 T sesame seeds
2 T shiro miso (sweet white miso) paste
2 T mirin (Japanese rice wine)
1 T tamari or reduced- sodium soy sauce
1 T fresh ginger, minced
A few drops of hot pepper sauce
1 1/4 pounds center-cut salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions
2 T thinly sliced scallions
2 T chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Position oven rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray.
Toast sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside in a small bowl.
Whisk miso, mirin, tamari (or soy sauce), ginger and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl until smooth.

Place salmon fillets, skin- side down, in a prepared pan. Brush generously with miso mixture. Broil salmon, 3 to 4 inches from the heat source, until opaque in the center, 6 to 8 minutes.
Transfer salmon to plates and garnish with reserved sesame seeds, scallions and cilantro (or parsley).

Makes 4 servings

My Review

This recipe is so easy! And the time is takes to cook salmon is nothing. The simple flavors and the fresh garnish is just what salmon needs. I will be adding this recipe to my weekly list for a quick dinner!

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