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Maple-Miso Dijon Salmon

Maple-Miso Dijon Salmon
Maple dijon, a variation of honey dijon, is such a nice, easy and amazingly tasty flavour combo that goes great on so many things including meats like chicken and fish and vegetables like green beans, asparagus and even brussels sprouts, but my favourite way to enjoy it is on silky smooth salmon. Although the basic maple and dijon combo is great I often like to change things up with additions like grainy mustard or other flavours and one truly standout version is this one with a Japanese theme including miso. Miso is a fermented soybean paste that is packed with flavour and umami and it is typically used in soups but it also goes great in sauces and marinades like this one.

This maple-miso dijon salmon is literally as easy to make as mix the marinade, marinate and cook! All said and done it only takes about 15 minutes of effort! If you place the salmon in the marinade the night before or in the morning you can have the main course of your dinner ready in under 15 minutes! In addition to being super quick and easy to make it is amazingly tasty and pretty healthy to boot! The maple, miso and dijon flavours go magically well with the buttery, flaky salmon that just melts into your mouth!

I served the maple-miso dijon salmon on a bed of roasted beets and sauteed beet greens making for one really tasty and healthy light meal. The maple-miso dijon marinade also makes for a great salad dressing and I drizzled some extra over the beets and greens.

Maple-Miso Dijon Salmon
This maple-miso dijon marinade would also go well on many other fish like butterfish, halibut, etc.

Maple-Miso Dijon Salmon

Maple-Miso Dijon Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes Marinate Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 4

A super quick, easy, tasty, and healthy salmon in a maple-miso dijon glaze.



ingredients
  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
directions
  1. Marinate the salmon in the mixture of the maple syrup, mustards, miso, vinegar, soy sauce and garlic for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place the salmon on a baking dish and bake in a preheated 400F oven until the salmon just starts to flake easily, about 10 minutes.

Tip: Marinate the salmon overnight or in the morning and have dinner ready in under 15 minutes!


Option: Feel feel to broil, grill or pan fry instead of baking. If you go with one of these, wipe as much of the marinade off as possible before cooking (so that it does not burn) and serve topped with extra marinade.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 424, Fat 23g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 542mg, Carbs 15g (Fiber 0.5g, Sugars 12g), Protein 35g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

33 comments:

Tieghan said...

Wow, that salmon looks so good and so easy! I love the mix, marinate and cook! Plus, the maple totally ties this meal into fall!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Scrumptious flavors! That is a great way of preparing salmon.

Cheers,

Rosa

marla said...

My kinda meal ~ especially over a fresh salad!

Maria said...

Maple and miso-great combo!

Marie Matter said...

In love with this flavor profile. Can't wait to try!

Heather Christo said...

This is so, so beautiful Kevin. I love the use of miso.

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Love this post. Beautiful and very well done. Could go for some of this salmon now.

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain said...

Never would have thought to put miso and maple together! Can't wait to try!

Kevin Lynch said...

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain: They are fantastic together!

naomi said...

I saw the title and before I even saw the picture and knew I would love this.

Gaby said...

GREAT idea!! This is stunning

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Love the maple/miso combo! Great food shots!

Judy said...

Wow, that looks so good! I have some miso paste, now I know what I'm going to use it on!

Stacey Snacks said...

Kev, this looks so simple and so amazing!
Will be making it soon!

Thanks, Stacey

Des said...

Wow. Just wow. And I definitely need to do more cooking with miso!

Natasha @ The Cake Merchant said...

I'm always looking for good salmon recipes, and this looks so simple and easy. I wouldn't have thought to put these flavors together, but I will definitely try it!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to cooking with miso....could I sub red miso?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Red miso would also work, though the flavour would be slightly different.

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Yum! Great flavors, Kevin.

Anonymous said...

Kevin, what is it sitting on? Beets? Some sort of green?

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

I love the double dose of mustard in this!

- spoonstories- said...

Oh so great idea, salmon is one of my favorite dishes!
thanks

Joanne said...

Love this miso addition to these classic flavors!! Miso adds some extra tastiness to whatever it touches.

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: The salmon is on a bed of roasted beets and sauteed beet greens.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I would never think of that flavor profile, but it sounds delicious!

Olena@iFOODreal said...

You are reading my mind, Kevin! I have about 15 lbs of salmon in my freezer and Alex keeps fishing more... This is so easy, tasty and clean!

Mel said...

This looks amazing - straight out of a restaurant. My husband loves salmon and I'm always bookmarking new recipes to try. Love this one!

Megan {Country Cleaver[ said...

I have three huge Alaskan salmon fillets in my freezer that need to be eaten - this looks perfect! I might have to unthaw one or two for a big football game weekend and glaze them with this Miso!

Anne Bryant said...

Any instructions for how to roast the beets and sauté the beet greens? Thanks so much for sharing! Very excited to taste!!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anne Bryant: Wrap the beets in foil, bake at 375F oven until soft, about an hour, let cool, peel and slice. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium heat, add 1 clove chopped garlic and a pinch of chili pepper flakes and sliced greens and saute until wilted.
Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. My mother used to make fish in miso sauce so I was glad to be able to actually have a recipe for it.

Anonymous said...

Trying this now using red miso (miso d'orge). Will let you know results :)
Thanks for sharing Kevin!

Sandi M said...

Kevin, I made this last evening for my brother and his wife and we all thought it was to die for! Delicious! My brother asked what the greens were because he liked them so well (I used the beet greens and some mache) and all I used was a bit of EVOO and Himalayan sea salt when I did the sauté. Delicious salmon dinner - try this recipe everyone!

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