As the weather gets warmer, fish and salad is my go-to but I don't love the smell it leaves in my kitchen. This recipe uses the oven and skinless salmon fillets to achieve a delicious and really easy meal without the smell of frying fish lingering for days. Yes, cooking in the oven means you don't get crispy skin, but this miso glaze is so packed full of umami flavour that I think it's worth the tradeoff.
This is an incredibly simple recipe for a dish that I usually cook on Monday evenings. Monday's are just crazy for me, recovering from the weekend, catching up on housework that didn't get done, and taxiing my kids from one activity to another. By the end of the day, I am wrecked and a quick and healthy meal is exactly what I search for. As much as I love Salmon with crispy skin, on days that I'm busy and tired, I just can't put myself through the babysitting of the frying pan watching it cook, the oil clean up after, or the lingering smell. The oven is a fantastic tool which is actually a very gentle cooking method for the fish and can be left while it does its thing. You could also do this in the air fryer if you prefer, but for me, a hot oven does the trick.
“This miso glaze is very versatile and can be used on almost anything. While it is great on salmon and other fish like cod, you could slather it on chicken, pork, eggplant or carrots!”
Miso Glazed Salmon an original recipe by Kimberley Kells
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
2 Teaspoons of White Miso Paste
2 Teaspoons of Caster Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Rice Vinegar (or 1 teaspoon of white vinegar as a substitute)
1 Teaspoon of Soy Sauce
3 Skinless Salmon Fillets
Asian Slaw to serve
Step 1- Combine the miso paste, sugar, vinegar and soy sauce in a bowl.
Step 2- Lay the salmon fillets on a lined baking tray and smother in the miso mixture.
Step 3- Bake in the oven at 180c for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet or until the salmon is cooked to your liking.
Step 4- Serve with an Asian slaw.