Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Miso(ish) Glazed Salmon

 Are you wondering what was on my plate when I posted the recipe for the Pineapple Cilantro Margarita? Of course you were. Despite the sun making this picture color-crazy, it looked pretty damn delicious.

I've been on a hunt for miso for the past month or so, since it's an ingredient in a few recipes I want to try. I haven't made it to any Asian grocery stores, where I'd be MOST likely to find it, but I've scoured every gourmet food section of my favorite discount stores, the local Whole Foods I walk to for lunch tacos, and the HEB shelves multiple times. Nothing.

Then, one glorious day, I THOUGHT I found it. Miso Easy is miso, right?? $5, on the HEB shelf, into my cart. I was so excited.

No. It's concentrated miso soup. And no online source told me it was interchangeable with miso paste. So I took a chance and decided to try it. I took a bigger chance and subbed it 1-for-1. And, guess what.

It worked.

Not only did it work, our neighbor was over to play video games with my fiancé and I offered him some and he kept going on about how awesome it was. He said he'd never had salmon before but absolutely loved this. Cory even took a bite, despite hating most fish, and said he'd eat it next time I made it.

I think that's a win, don't you?

Miso(ish) Glazed Salmon
(Adapted from Simply Recipes)

  • 2 tbs Miso Easy
  • 2 tbs mirin (can sub for sake or white wine)
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • 1 lb salmon
  • 1 tbs green onion, sliced

-Mix together all ingredients except salmon and onion. Pour evenly over salmon, and let marinade in the fridge for an hour or more.

-Heat up your oven to broiling. Place salmon on a greased baking sheet (use tin foil for easy cleanup) and pop in broiling oven for 7 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through. Top with green onion slices.


  1. OMG this looks and sounds AMAZING! MUST try! DO you used farm raised or wild salmon?

    1. I hear farm raised is no good, so I try to stick to wild. This cost $9 and said "Alaskan Salmon" on it, but it did not say wild so I am 100% unsure.

  2. The glaze on this salmon looks so full of flavor! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  3. What a gorgeous piece of salmon! I love the taste of miso so I imagine I'd be in heaven with this filet!

  4. That sounds delicious. I love miso. I noticed that you've got brussels sprouts on your plate, which are excellent with miso :)

    Also, the Whole Foods near me carries lots of miso...I thought all Whole Foods stores would carry almost the same things. I guess they don't :(

  5. Good to know about miso easy! And YES for getting your boy to like fish! Who can blame him when it looks this good?

  6. I absolutely adore salmon (and miso too!) What a yummy combo.

  7. Aslhley, this looks like a wonderful combination of flavors - salmon with miso glaze, brussels sprouts and pineapple - delighful dinner. And how nice that the "miso easy" worked in this recipe! Not surprise that your financé and your neighbour really liked this!
    Have a great Wednesday!