Pan Seared Miso Salmon

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If you’ve ever been to a Japanese restaurant before, you’ve probably have had the chance to try Miso Soup. Miso is a unique flavor that I really enjoy, and I’m glad that Miso Soup is not the only recipe that calls for it! This Pan Seared Miso Salmon recipe uses miso paste – it is super easy to make and delicious!

Gluten Free Option

If you’re on a gluten free diet, let me introduce… Tamari! In short, there are actually many different types of soy sauce in Asia. My mom constantly has at least 2 different types in the kitchen pantry. For example, when we are using soy sauce for dipping, we use Light Soy Sauce (Thin Soy Sauce), and if we are cooking we will sometimes Dark Soy Sauce.

Well, Tamari is another kind! It is made as a byproduct of making miso. It has a rich color and flavor and is thicker than your standard soy sauce. Authentic tamari will contain very little to no wheat, making it suitable for gluten-free diets. However, always check your tamari to make sure it is 100% gluten free if you are on a gluten free diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Salmon, cut in to 3 to 4 pieces
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • Marinade:
    • 2 Tbsp miso paste
    • 2 Tbsp sake
    • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (or tamari, if gluten free)
    • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
Wild Caught, Sockeye Salmon

Instructions

In a bowl mix the marinade ingredients together. The Miso could be hard to break apart, I normally use a fork and smush it first before mixing it all together.

Dip the salmon pieces in the marinade, and then place on a large plate. Cover the salmon pieces with the marinade at the end. Place aside for 1 hour.

Wash off the marinade from the salmon.

Heat up a non stick skillet on medium high heat. Place the salmon, skin-side up in the pan.

Cook for about 4 minutes, and then turn the fish over with a spatula, and cook for another 4 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

Remove from heat, and sprinkle scallions on top.

Pan Seared Miso Salmon
Pan Seared Miso Salmon

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Pan Seared Miso Salmon

Pan Seared Miso Salmon

Pan Seared Miso Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Salmon, cut in to 3 to 4 pieces
  • 1 scallion, chopped

Marinade:

  • 2 Tbsp miso
  • 2 Tbsp sake
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

    1. In a bowl mix the marinade ingredients together. The Miso could be hard to break apart, I normally use a fork and smush it first before mixing it all together.
    2. Dip the salmon pieces in the marinade, and then place on a large plate. Cover the salmon pieces with the marinade at the end. Place aside for 1 hour.
    3. Wash off the marinade from the salmon.
    4. Heat up a non stick skillet on medium high heat. Place the salmon, skin-side up in the pan.
    5. Cook for about 4 minutes, and then turn the fish over with a spatula, and cook for another 4 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
    6. Remove from heat, and sprinkle scallions on top.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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