Ginger miso salmon is an easy yet tasty Japanese-inspired meal. Ready in just 30 minutes!
The salmon is baked in the oven in little paper parcels – meaning juicy tender fish, less clean up and no yucky odour! Miso paste adds a delicious savoury flavour.
Garlicky greens are the perfect side. Let them sit undisturbed in the frying pan for a couple of minutes, and you’ll be rewarded with tasty, lightly charred edges.
Continue the simplicity theme by using microwave pouches of brown rice.
If you’re not a fan of seafood, boneless skinless chicken thighs are a great alternative (they just need cooking for a little longer).
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Ginger miso salmon is an easy 30 minute meal. The salmon is baked in the oven in little paper parcels - meaning juicy tender fish, less clean up and no stinking the house out!
Preheat oven to 180ºC (360ºF) fan bake. Cut four pieces of baking paper large enough to wrap a piece of salmon in. Place a piece of salmon in the middle of each piece of baking paper. Season salmon with a little salt and pepper.
Julienne carrot or cut into matchsticks. Place miso paste, sake, honey or maple syrup, ginger, lemon juice, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Whisk with a fork until smooth and well combined. Spoon half the mixture on top of the salmon, then top with carrots and spoon remaining mixture over the top.
Wrap each piece of salmon up like a present, folding the ends in tightly and leaving the seam at the top. Place on a large oven tray and bake for 15 minutes, until salmon is just cooked through.
Meanwhile, trim ends off beans and bok choy. Crush garlic. Heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Add beans and bok choy and leave to sit for 2 minutes. Add garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice and sesame oil and stir fry for a minute or two, until greens are tender.
Microwave rice according to instructions on the packet. Thinly slice spring onions. Divide rice between warmed serving plates. Top with salmon and greens, including any sauce in the salmon parcels. Sprinkle with spring onions and sesame seeds.
WINE MATCH: A Pinot Noir.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Make sure miso paste and sake are gluten-free. Use gluten-free soy sauce.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: Salmon can be swapped for white fish fillets or boneless, skinless chicken thighs (increase cooking time to 25 minutes for the chicken). Cooking sake can be replaced with mirin (reduce maple syrup / honey to 1 1/2 tablespoons), Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry.
STORING AND REHEATING: Store individual portions in containers in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave.