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Recipe

Miso-Glazed Wild Salmon with Sesame Asparagus

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4 to 6

This savory one-pan supper is weeknight-friendly because you can marinate the salmon before work or for as little as 30 minutes before you broil it.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white miso
  • 1/4 cup dry sake or dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1-1/2- to 2-lb. skin-on wild salmon fillet, pin bones removed
  • 1-1/2 lb. medium-thick asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil; more as needed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 250
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 100
  • Fat (g): 11
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4
  • Cholesterol (mg): 70
  • Sodium (mg): 430
  • Carbohydrates (g): 7
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 28

Preparation

  • In a baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet large enough to accommodate the salmon, whisk the miso, sake, mirin, honey, soy sauce, and ginger until combined. Turn the salmon in the mixture to coat and leave flesh side down. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.
  • Position a rack 6 inches from the broiler element and heat the broiler on high. In a large bowl, toss the asparagus with the vegetable oil. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly brush with oil. Leaving a light coating of the marinade on the salmon, transfer it skin side down to one side of the sheet. Arrange the asparagus on the other side of the sheet. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. salt over the fish and asparagus.
  • Broil until the salmon is browned around the edges, 2 to 4 minutes. Toss the asparagus and continue to broil until the asparagus is tender and the salmon is cooked to your liking, 3 to 5 minutes more for medium rare and 5 to 7 minutes more for medium (see this Test Kitchen post for a visual to help you gauge doneness). 1 to 2 minutes before the salmon is done, add the cherry tomatoes (if using) to the baking sheet. Use a paring knife to check for doneness; medium-rare salmon will be slightly translucent in the center, and medium salmon will be opaque but juicy.
  • Transfer the salmon and asparagus to a serving platter. Drizzle the sesame oil over the asparagus, sprinkle the sesame seeds over both, and serve.

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  • fortkcook | 05/24/2019

    Simple, attractive on the plate, and delicious. Going into the regular rotation. I cook salmon often when it is in season but for some reason never thought of broiling it. Now it will be my go to method. Less hassle than bbq and doesn’t make a spattery, fishy mess like pan searing. This dish is nice with japonica rice on the side.

  • moebears | 08/29/2018

    Very nice. Didn't have asparagus, so used green beans - parcooked them for a few min first. Definitely use the cherry tomatoes - they added a nice contrast to the overall savoriness.

  • user-3642123 | 10/09/2016

    I prepared it for a party and it was the best salmon recipie I ever had. It diapeared in no time.

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