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Easy Miso Ginger Salmon Recipe

Easy Miso Ginger Salmon Recipe

Fresh salmon filets marinated and topped with a sweet Asian sauce made with apples, ginger, mirin, soy sauce, and miso paste.  Oven broiled to perfection.  You’re going to love this quick and easy miso ginger salmon recipe

 

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Ingredients for Miso Ginger Salmon

Non-stick cooking spray

2 – 8 oz salmon filets (skin on) 

 

Ingredients for marinade/sauce

1/4 cup peanut or corn oil

1/2 chopped and seeded gala apple

1/2 tsp sesame seed oil

1/2 inch chopped fresh ginger root (about 1/2 tsp)

1 1/2 tbsp mirin

1/2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp white miso paste

 

For garnish

1/2 cup chopped green onion

ingredients to make miso ginger salmon

How to make Miso Ginger Salmon

STEP 1:  Preheat oven to broil. Spray a cooking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.  

STEP 2:  Add the ingredients for the marinade/sauce in a food chopper.  I’ve had my Proctor Silex food chopper FOREVER it seems.  I don’t think they make the white choppers anymore, but the black choppers are available on Amazon.  

miso ginger salmon ingredients in mixer

STEP 3:  Mix/pulse ingredients for a few minutes until everything is finely blended.  This food chopper works great!    

finely mixed ingredients for miso ginger salmon

STEP 4:  After the ingredients are blended, put half of the marinade in a separate container  We will use this a bit later in the process.  Apply a thorough coating of the marinade to each filet (see below). 

miso marinade and salmon filet on red platesalmon filet with coating of miso ginger glaze

 

STEP 5:  Place filets in a covered dish and place in the refrigerator for 30 – 45 minutes. 

STEP 6:  Remove dish from refrigerator and scrape off excess miso ginger marinade.  The sauce burns easily, so we don’t want to burn while under the broiler.  

STEP 7: Place filets in a cooking pan that you’ve sprayed with your nonstick cooking spray.  Place pan on the top rack of the oven on broil (hi) for 4 – 5 minutes.

STEP 8: About halfway through the broiling process, remove the cooking pan from the oven.  Get the other half of the sauce you mixed up earlier and apply a good coating of the sauce to the filets.  Return your filets to the oven to finish cooking.

salmon filets on cooking pan

STEP 9:  After the second half of your cooking time expires (4-5 minutes cook time total), remove the pan from the oven.  Using a fork, test how easily the salmon flakes apart.  Salmon that is properly cooked should have an internal temp of 145 F and flake easily.  

STEP 10:  Use the chopped green onions to garnish.

STEP 11:  Enjoy!!!

miso ginger salmon with green onions on red plate

Easy Miso Ginger Salmon

Fresh salmon filets marinated and topped with a sweet Asian sauce made with apples, ginger, mirin, soy sauce, and miso paste.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: MyKitchenSerenity

Ingredients

  • 4 8 oz salmon filets (with skin on)

Miso Ginger Marinade/Sauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut or corn oil
  • 1/2 apple chopped and seeded gala apple
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 inch chopped fresh ginger root (about 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste

Garnish

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

Instructions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to broil. Spray a cooking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. 
  • Add the ingredients for the miso ginger marinade/sauce in your mixer.
  • Mix/pulse ingredients for a few minutes until everything is finely blended.
  • After the ingredients are blended, put half of the sauce in a separate container.
  • Place salmon filets in a covered dish and then in the refrigerator for 30 - 45 minutes.
  • Remove dish from refrigerator and scrape off excess miso ginger sauce.
  • Place the filets in a cooking pan that you've sprayed with your nonstick cooking spray. Place pan on the top rack of the oven on broil (hi) for 4 - 5 minutes.
  • About halfway through the broiling process, remove the cooking pan from the oven. Get the other half of the sauce you mixed up earlier and apply a good coating of the sauce to your filets. Return your filets to the oven to finish cooking.
  • After the second half of your cooking time expires (4 - 5 minutes cook time total), remove the filets from the oven. Using a fork, test how easily the salmon flakes apart. Salmon that is properly cooked should have an internal temp of 145 F and flake easily.
  • Use the chopped green onions to garnish.
  • ENJOY!!

Notes

Sesame oil and ginger can have a strong flavor.  I try to go a little light on those ingredients.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Miso Ginger Salmon

What is miso?

Miso is a thick paste made from fermented soybeans.    I know it may sound yucky, but it is a staple in Japanese cuisine that adds a great flavor to many soups, salad dressings, and marinades.  The post by The Spruce Eats goes into great detail about miso.      

 

What is mirin?

Mirin is an ingredient that may not be familiar to you but is very common in Japanese recipes. 

Mirin is a sweet Japanese rice wine with high sugar content.  The sugar is the result of the fermentation process (no sugars are added).  The alcohol content is typically around 12 – 15 percent alcohol by volume.  The alcohol will cook off during the cooking process. 

Because of the sweet flavor that mirin adds, it’s is often found in marinades, eel sauce, teriyaki, soy sauce, and sake.

 

What can I serve with miso ginger salmon?

While I think the traditional choice for a salmon side dish is rice, there are many great options if rice isn’t your thing.  In this post, I used green beans and cauliflower as my sides, but here is a great post from delish.com with 30+ side dishes.

 

How do you store white miso paste?

Miso paste can be a bit expensive, so you’ll want to make sure you store the leftover for a future recipe.  You can store your leftover miso in the fridge. Due to its relatively high salt content, it’ll stay good for a long time (a year or so).    Also, miso will not freeze solid, so you can store it in the freezer as well.     

 

Does miso paste go bad?

Since miso is made from fermented soybeans and has a high sodium content, miso does not necessarily go “bad.”  Miso can lose some of its quality when stored for a long time.  The miso I used in this recipe had been in my refrigerator for about 3 months.   

 

What are some good recipes using white miso paste?

As mentioned above, miso is a staple of Japanese cuisine.  Dishes such as soups, salad dressings, and marinades are great with miso.  I used this same miso recipe as a salad dressing and it was just great.  If you are looking for additional recipes, Bon appetit has a great post on 59 miso recipes!

 

Where can I buy miso paste?

White miso (shiro) paste can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores.  You can also get it from Amazon here.  Miso can seem a little on the expensive side, but (as mentioned above) there are lots of great recipes that you can try with it.    

 

How can I store ginger root?

You can store ginger in a zip lock bag.  Be sure to push the air out before sealing the bag.



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