Midori Salmon

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Miso sauces have recently moved out of Japan and into the global culinary landscape—and why not? Here, the fermented bean paste, familiar as a soup base, becomes a sweet, delicious glaze, turning a simple roast salmon into an international sensation.

Midori Salmon
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

  • 1/3 cup white miso, (see Ingredient note)

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon sake, (see Ingredient Note)

  • 1 tablespoon mirin

  • 1 teaspoon matcha, (see Note), optional

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet, (about 1 inch thick), cut into 6 portions

  • Lemon wedges

Directions
  1. Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

  2. 6 servings

  3. Place miso in a small double boiler. Whisk in egg yolk, sugar, sake, mirin and matcha, if using, until smooth. Cook over simmering water, whisking, until the mixture begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in water and continue whisking until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 4 minutes. Scrape into a bowl and set aside.

  4. Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  5. Arrange salmon, skin-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Dip your fingers into cold water and lightly moisten the top of the fish. Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.

  6. Remove the salmon from the broiler. Put 1 tablespoon of the miso sauce over each portion, spreading evenly. Return the salmon to the broiler and continue cooking, shifting the baking sheet as necessary, until the salmon is cooked through and the topping is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Serve with lemon wedges.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
211
Carbohydrates
8g
Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
4g
Protein
18g
Cholesterol
83mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Potassium
294mg
Sodium
465mg
Added Sugars
2g
Exchanges
1/2 other carbohydrate
2 medium-fat meat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Selenium (47% daily value)
omega-3s.

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