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Miso-Glazed Salmon


A sweet-salty miso, brown sugar, and soy sauce glaze caramelizes in about 10 minutes as it cooks atop this rich, meaty salmon.
Total time: 17 minutes

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons hot water
2 tablespoons miso (soybean paste) ˆ you can find this on the foreign foods aisle in a plastic package and it keeps indefinitely in the refrigerator. I usually buy the dark miso.
4 (6 oz) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick). I buy the Costco salmon and cut into the right size fillets ˆ then freeze the rest.
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (I never have this, so just omit it)


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Combined first 4 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Arrange fish in a shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray (I line the pan with tin foil because it makes the clean up so much easier). Spoon the miso mixture evenly over fish.

3. Broil 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, basting twice with miso mixture. (It is very easy to have the miso mixture start burning before the fish is done ˆ so I just cook, rather that broil, on 550° for 10-15 minutes - then move up to broiler for last 2-3 minutes to caramelize the topping.) Sprinkle with chives (again I never have, so I skip).

Yield: 4 servings
Calories 297 (33% from fat); Fat 10.9g; Protein 32.4g; Carb 15.7g; Fiber 0.3g; Chol 80mg

Comments: This is our absolute favorite fish recipe—and fast too. I think even those non-fish lovers should try it.

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