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Recipe: Grilled miso salmon

Recipe: Grilled miso salmon

Grilled miso salmon gets a boost of flavor from a dab of creamy miso paste.

Dietitian's tip: A dab of creamy miso paste adds flavor to this easy dish. Mirin is a sweet rice cooking wine, available in some supermarkets and in most Asian markets. Try the marinade with grilled chicken or pork.


Directions

In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the mirin, chives, miso, soy sauce, tahini and ginger. Add the fish to the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, turning the fish occasionally.

Prepare a fire in a charcoal grill or place a grill pan over high heat. Remove the fish from the marinade and pat dry. Discard the marinade. When the grill or pan is very hot, place the fillets on it and cook, turning carefully with a spatula, until grill-marked, firm to the touch and opaque in the center, about 4 minutes on each side.

Transfer the fillets to a serving platter. Garnish with the cilantro and sesame seeds and serve immediately.


Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives or green (spring) onion tops
  • 1 tablespoon yellow miso
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 4 salmon fillets, 5 ounces each, skinned
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (fresh coriander)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Exchange Data
Dash
Dairy 
Fats 
Fruits 
Grains 
Meat 4   
Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans 
Sweets 1   
Vegetables 
Diabetes
Fats 
Freefoods 
Fruits 
Meat 4   
Milk 
NonStarchyVegetables 
Starches 
Sweets 1   
HWP
Carbs 
Fats 
Protein Dairy 2   
Sweets 1   
Vegetables 
NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories 270   
Carbohydrate 16 g   
Cholesterol 78 mg   
Fiber trace   
Monounsaturatedfat 3 g   
Potassium 
Protein 29 g   
Saturatedfat 2 g   
Servingsize 1 fillet   
Sodium 634 mg   
TotalFat 10 g   

2012-11-30

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