Growing up in South America meant eating fish all the time – it also meant daily siestas, constant get togethers and lots of salsa dancing! I think I miss the siestas the most (and if you are reading this and you are a member of my Peruvian family then – of course I miss you the most! duh!)
Fish and seafood was a staple in our home. We ate fish probably 3 to 4 times per week. Mostly white fish like corvina, sea bass and sole. Salmon wasn’t as plentiful or as affordable as other fish. But after I moved to the U.S, I fell in love with salmon! I could find salmon everywhere and trust me I’ve been eating lots of it ever since!
Miso Honey Glazed Salmon
I love how easy and quick this Miso Honey Glazed Salmon dish comes together. All you need to do is mix the 4 glaze ingredients and pour it over the fish. You can either let it sit for a few minutes at room temperature or just go ahead and grill it or bake it. Dinner (or lunch) ready in no time!
- Miso is a traditional Japanese condiment made by fermenting rice, barley and or soybeans.
- Most of the miso sold in the United States is either white, yellow or red. Each one of these pastes have a slightly different flavor and color. Lighter miso usually indicates less time of fermentation and a lighter flavor.
- Miso paste is now available in most supermarkets (yes, even at Walmart) and it is found in the refrigerated area.
- Even though I listed white miso in the ingredients list, you can make this Miso Honey Glazed Salmon with red miso paste if you wish.
- You can grill or bake the salmon. I offer instructions for both methods in the recipe area.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup white miso
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 garlic cloves, grated
- 6 (6-ounces) salmon fish fillets
To prepare the miso glaze, in a bowl, whisk together the honey, white miso, soy sauce and grated garlic until well incorporated. Set aside.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray or coat the bottom of the baking dish with a little bit of oil (olive oil or canola oil).
Reserve about 3 tablespoons of the miso glaze.
Place the fish in the baking dish and pour the rest of the glaze making sure both sides of the fish are covered by the glaze.
Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes before cooking.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the salmon for approximately 12-16 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
Turn the broiler on and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until the salmon is lightly golden.
Remove from the oven and drizzle or brush with the remaining glaze. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium high.
Place the salmon fillets on an oiled grill rack or grill pan and grill for about 4 - 6 minutes on the first side. The salmon will release itself from the grill when is ready to be turned. Flip and cook the other side for about 3-4 minutes or until is cooked through and flakes easily. The salmon should still be a little pink in the middle.
Remove from the grill and drizzle or brush with the remaining glaze. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
COOKING TIMES: Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your salmon fillets. Cook until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily. About 4 to 6 minutes for every 1/2-inch thickness of salmon.
An instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the fillet should read 120°F to 130°F for medium-rare or 135°F to 145°F for medium and well-done.
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