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Author Notes: Miso-Marinated Salmon - Japanese cuisine presents so many examples of how you can make light, healthy foods intensely flavorful & satisfying
~ Adapted from Wolfgang Puck makes it Healthy: Light, Delicious Recipes and Easy Exercises —VeggiesByCandlelight
- 4 Salmon Fillets (4 oz each)
- 1/2 cup Mirin (Japanese Rice Wine)
- 1/2 cup White Miso Paste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Coconut Sugar (** or Organic Brown Sugar)
- 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil (Asian Style)
- Marinate the salmon by first putting the fillets in a shallow dish large enough to hold them in a single layer.
- In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mirin, miso, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
- Pour the marinade over the salmon fillets, turning them to coat on both sides. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or as long as overnight
- About half an hour before serving time, preheat the broiler.
- Transfer the salmon fillets to a broiler pan or baking dish large enough to hold them in a single layer. Place them under the broiler and cook until nicely browned and barely cooked through in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side (if the broiler is on high) or 6-7 minutes per side (if the broiler is on low) .. depending on thickness, turning them carefully with a spatula half way through.
- Serve as a whole fillet with your favorite vegetable side .. or shred & incorporate as a protein source into anything from omelets to salads.