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Miso Brown Sugar Salmon
This healthy salmon is easy to make and packed with flavor. I’ve even provided some easy side dish recipes to complete the menu. This would be an impressive small dinner party menu or you could whip this up for a weeknight dinner.
Have you cooked with Miso? If not, you must! Miso is the secret ingredient that will pack your recipes full of flavor! Bon Appetit has this to say about miso.
Go ahead and buy it knowing there are lots of recipes you can make with this special ingredient. Here are just a few:
How to Cook The Perfect Salmon
I think the secret to perfect salmon is cooking it to the right temperature. Overcooked salmon is dry. Once you remove the salmon from the heat the internal temperature continues to rise. So to avoid overcooked fish, pull it out of the oven when the temperature reaches 130 degrees F. Many people prefer the salmon cooked between 130 and 135 degrees F although the USDA recommends cooking fish to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
What To Serve with Salmon
Side dishes of a healthy grain or legume and a vegetable make for perfect sides to complement the salmon. Here is an example:
Smoky Beluga Black Lentils Make these ahead of time and reheat when the salmon is about ready to come out of the oven.
Easy Sautéed Greens: Spinach, Kale or Swiss Chard Have all ingredients stove-side and turn on the heat and sauté a couple minutes before the salmon is ready.
Miso Brown Sugar Salmon Recipe
10 ounces salmon fillets, two 5-6 ounce pieces about 1-inch thick, patted dry with a paper towel. I am a fan of the Wild Salmon Frozen individually wrapped fillets from Costco
1 tablespoons white miso paste
1 tablespoons hot water
1 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium
2 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
Fresh black pepper, for seasoning
Garnish: 2 Tbsp. green onions, thinly sliced using this tool that will elevate your garnishing
In a medium-sized bowl combine the miso, hot water, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Stir with a mini whisk like this.
Arrange fish on a shallow baking dish or foiled-lined baking pan. Season with fresh pepper. Spoon the miso glaze evenly over fish fillets.
Position the broiler rack 6 inches from the broiler.
The amount of time it takes to cook the fish will depend on the thickness of the fish. When I use the Wild Salmon Frozen individually wrapped fillets from Costco it takes about 8 to 10 minutes. When I use fillets that are thick it takes 13-15 minutes. Check yours every few minutes and remove from the oven when a thermometer reads 130F. Sprinkle with green onions.
Let Me Know What You Thought
Have you tried miso yet? What are you favorite recipes using it? If you end up making this recipe, I want to see what menu you come up with ❤