Lemon Miso Salmon

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Lemon Miso Salmon

If you’re looking for an easy, but elegant seafood dish to add to your repertoire, look no further than lemon miso salmon. The bright flavors of lemon and miso pair perfectly with the delicate flavor of salmon, making for a tasty and sophisticated dish.

Salmon is a delicate fish that, when cooked properly, can be quite delicious. This recipe for lemon miso salmon is one of our favorites.

It’s simple to prepare and only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. The miso gives the salmon a nice, slightly sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with the tart lemon.

We hope you enjoy it!

Lemon Miso Salmon

Lemon Miso Salmon is flaky salmon topped with a lemon, ginger, garlic, and miso sauce, and baked to perfection.

I’ll be honest – I’m not really a fish-lover. But this Lemon Miso Salmon is one of my family’s favorite dishes, so I’ve had to learn how to perfect it. And I’ve learned a few things about salmon along the way.

Most stores sell salmon with the pins removed, but only some remove the skin. For this dish, we remove the skin of the salmon, too.

To remove the skin, I like to follow my mom’s advice. Place the salmon skin side down, and cut itright down the middle, just above the skin.

Then turn your knife alongside the skin (like in this picture), and cut the salmon slowly off of the skin. It takes a little practice to get the salmon cleanly off the skin without leaving any behind, but it’s easy once you get the hang of it.

When you’ve cooked salmon before, have you ever noticed that white stuff that’s on the surface? I’d always noticed it, and just recently found out what it is.

It’s called albumin, and it’s a protein that’s in the muscles of the salmon. While the salmon cooks, that protein comes to the surface.

Even if the salmon is perfectly cooked, you’ll still get some on the surface. If your salmon is overcooked, you’ll get a lot more.

You can always wipe it off, but luckily for this recipe, we put a sauce over the salmon before cooking, so the albumin on the surface isn’t noticeable.

We also put more sauce on afterward, but we just like it extra saucy that way.

The best thing about eating salmon is that you always feel like you did your body some good afterward. It’s healthy for you and goes great with some of my favorite veggies – steamed broccoli and asparagus. Add some rice too if you’re in the mood, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous dinner!

What to serve with Lemon Miso Salmon

One of the easiest and most delicious Salmon recipes is Lemon Miso Salmon. The combination of salty, sweet, and umami flavors in the marinade give the fish an incredible depth of flavor.

  • Plus, it only takes a few minutes to prepare! When it comes to what to serve with Lemon Miso Salmon, there are a few different options.
  • One classic pairing is rice and steamed vegetables. This provides a light and healthy option that lets the Salmon shine.
  • For a heartier meal, Lemon Miso Salmon goes well with roasted potatoes and a green salad.
  • And for a truly indulgent feast, pair it with creamy mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

No matter what you choose to serve with Lemon Miso Salmon, it’s sure to be a delicious and impressive dish.

Lemon Miso Salmon

How to make Lemon Miso Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place rack in upper half of oven (see notes).
  2. In small bowl, whisk together mirin, red miso paste, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and lemon juice.
  3. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain only half of the sauce. Push through strainer to get all the liquid. Save strained sauce for later.
  4. In a small baking dish, drizzle olive oil and about 1 tsp of chunky sauce. Place salmon filets side by side in dish, but not touching each other or sides of dish. Spoon remaining chunky sauce over salmon and spread evenly to coat.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes, until browned on top and cooked throughout.
  6. Plate salmon and top with strained sauce. Add scallions and sesame seeds, if desired.
Yield: 1

Lemon Miso Salmon

We all know that salmon is a healthy fish, but did you know that it can be made even healthier by using miso paste? In this recipe, we'll show you how to make a delicious lemon miso salmon. The miso paste will give the salmon a delicious savory flavor, and the lemon juice will add a touch of brightness. So why not give this recipe a try? You'll be surprised at how good it is!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp mirin (sweet cooking sake)
  • 2 tbsp red miso paste
  • 1 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¾ tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 small lemon)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ lb salmon filet, skin and pins removed, split in two
  • scallions (optional, for topping)
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place rack in the upper half of oven (see notes).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mirin, red miso paste, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and lemon juice.
  3. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain only half of the sauce. Push through a strainer to get all the liquid. Save strained sauce for later.
  4. In a small baking dish, drizzle olive oil and about 1 tsp of chunky sauce. Place salmon filets side by side in the dish, but not touching each other or sides of the dish. Spoon remaining chunky sauce over salmon and spread evenly to coat.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes until browned on top and cooked throughout.
  6. Plate salmon and top with strained sauce. Add scallions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Notes

My oven has 7 possible shelves for a rack. The center is the 4th shelf, but for this recipe, I place my rack on the 3rd shelf from the top. This way, the top of the salmon will brown beautifully just as the salmon is perfectly cooked on the inside.

Nutrition Information

Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 591Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 107mgSodium 1182mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 13gProtein 43g

FAQ and Tips

The key to success with this recipe is to let the salmon marinate in the lemon miso sauce for at least 30 minutes, so that the fish has a chance to absorb the flavors.

When it’s time to cook, be sure to use a non-stick pan so that the salmon skin doesn’t stick. And if you’re looking for an extra bit of flavor, try adding a squeeze of lemon juice to the pan before serving.

With just a few simple tips, you can create a delicious and healthy meal that the whole family will love.

Can I use frozen salmon for Lemon Miso Salmon?

Yes, you can use frozen salmon for Lemon Miso Salmon.

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