Midori Salmon

Midori Salmon

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.

From EatingWell: Winter 2003, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)
Yield: 6 servings
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup white miso, (see Ingredient note)
  2. 1 large egg yolk
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon sake, (see Ingredient Note)
  5. 1 tablespoon mirin
  6. 1 teaspoon matcha, (see Note), optional
  7. 3 tablespoons water
  8. 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet, (about 1 inch thick), cut into 6 portions
  9. Lemon wedges

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 211 calories; 10 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 82 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein; 0 g fiber; 465 mg sodium; 294 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (47% daily value), omega-3s.

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 medium-fat meat