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Monday, July 7, 2008

Miso Salmon with Grilled Bok Choy

Miso is a rich condiment made of mostly fermented rice and soybeans, that you can purchase in a paste form. Miso is high in protein and vitamins and very much a part of daily Japanese culinary culture. Miso is typically salty, but its flavor and aroma depend on various factors in the ingredients and fermentation process.

My husband and I love miso soup and really wanted to make some of our own, so I decided to expand and incorporate the paste into another meal. I've seen a lot of recipes over the years for salmon prepared with miso, so I decided to make a variation of my own.

2 6-8 oz salmon fillet
2 tbsp white miso paste
2 tbsp hot water
1 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp Mirin
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp fresh minced ginger

Place salmon fillet into a glass dish or plastic bag. Whisk remaining ingredients together and pour over salmon. Place in refrigerator to marinate for about 1-2 hours.

For the bok choy:
2 baby bok choy bulbs, halved
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced

Drizzle the oil over the bok choy and rub garlic into the layers of the vegetable. Set aside.
Over med-high heat, using the direct grill method, grill the salmon fillets for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the flesh flakes easily with a fork. Grill bok choy, cut side down over direct heat for the last 5 minutes, until wilted and soft. ( I like my bok choy to be soft, but still have a nice bite to it, but you could really leave it on and grill both sides.)


Peter M said...

I made a salmon dish with Miso years ago and I loved're triggering me to buy some more Miso.

Daziano said...

I remember I had some English course recordings where they mentioned bok choys and I couldn't figure out what they were saying, because I'd never had them before! ;) Well, I still haven't but at least I know what they are, and your recipe is worth a try!!!

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Anonymous said...

Oh I know that's good! It's like I can smell it from here. Hehe. Is it wrong to crave Miso salmon at 8:44 am? :-)
I make almost the same recipe with black cod sometimes. It's delicious too. Love it!

SteamyKitchen said...

i love that you grilled the bok choy - great idea!

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taste memory said...

looks decadent + comforting. luv bok choy their so cute!