Miso SalmonTry this Asian-flavored dish that is sure to become one of your favorite additions to your Healthiest Way of Eating. The salmon provides one of the best sources of those hard-to-find health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy!
Prep and Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- 1 lb salmon, cut into 4 pieces, skin and bones removed
- 2 tsp light miso
- 1 TBS prepared Dijon mustard
- 2 TBS mirin (Japanese rice cooking wine found in Asian section of market)
- 4 dried medium size pieces of wakame seaweed, rinsed and soaked in 1/2 cup hot water for about 10 minutes (save water)
- 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced
- 3 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
- 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 TBS minced fresh ginger
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- salt and white pepper to taste
- garnish with minced green onion
- Preheat broiler with rack in the middle of the oven. Place a stainless steel or cast iron skillet big enough to hold salmon under heat to get very hot (about 10 minutes).
- Rinse and soak seaweed, saving the water.
- Slice onion and chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
- Prepare glaze by mixing miso, Dijon mustard, and mirin along with a pinch of white pepper. Generously coat salmon with mixture and let set while preparing rest of ingredients.
- Heat 1 TBS seaweed water in a stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add chopped seaweed, 1/2 cup seaweed water and soy sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Remove pan that was heating from broiler and place salmon in it. Return to broiler and cook without turning for about 3-5 minutes depending on thickness of salmon. Top with sautéed onion/mushroom mixture and minced scallion.