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Baked Miso Salmon

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The humble miso paste, a paste made out of fermented soy beans and commonly used as a soup base. But have you ever tried it with salmon? The rich fermented salty taste of miso pairs perfectly well with fatty salmon. The mixture will yield you nothing but moist, flavourful pieces of salmon for your enjoyment.

The best bit is that all you need is one pan and an oven. A quick simple meal that needs very little preparation and actual work, all you need is to marinate the fish and stick it into the oven. With hints of smokey flavour this dish goes perfectly well with some rice or noodles. 

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In a bowl combine 1tb of miso paste, 1tb of mirin, 1ts of sake, 1tb of sesame seed oil, 1/2te of light soy sauce and 1ts of honey. 


Grate in 4 cloves of garlic and give the mixture a good mix. This will be the marinate for your fish.


Gently massage the marinate all over your salmon and let it marinate for as long as you like for a more intense flavour or cook it right away for a more subtle flavour. (I let mine marinate for 5 minutes, do leave it to marinate in the fridge over night for a deeper depth of flavour)



2 Salmon Fillets


1tb Miso Paste


1tb Mirin


1ts Sake


1tb Sesame Seed Oil


1/2te Light Soy Sauce


1ts Honey


4 Cloves Garlic


Place your salmon skin side up with the marinate onto a baking paper lined tray and into a preheated oven at 180°C for 10 minutes.



Switch your oven to the grill/broil mode and let the top char for 3-5 minutes. Keep an eye on it as it burns quite easily.


Serve up over a nice bed of rice and enjoy.

Enjoy with a side of pickled ginger, salad, tea or some extra baked miso salmon.

Happy Cooking, 

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