Ryan Shepard
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May 13, 2024

Miso Glazed Salmon with Scallion Ginger Garlic Sizzling Oil

If you're like me, figuring out what to cook every night can be a real challenge. I don't just want to throw just anything on the table—I'd like to actually be excited about it. That’s where this Miso Glazed Salmon with Scallion Ginger Garlic Sizzling Oil comes in.

Let me tell you why this recipe is a winner. The miso glaze is a flavor explosion—sweet, salty, and packed with umami goodness. Pro tip: if you’ve got the time, marinate your salmon overnight for even better flavors. But if you’re like me most days, a quick 20-minute marinade will still do wonders.

Now, about the fish. While salmon is the star here, you can easily swap it out for cod, halibut, or whatever you’ve got on hand. To complete this meal, serve your glazed salmon over fluffy white rice with a side of bok choy, green beans, or broccoli. It’s a simple combo that hits the spot.

And let’s talk about that Scallion Ginger Garlic Sizzling Oil. Just the name makes my mouth water. This flavorful oil adds the perfect finishing touch, with crispy garlic, zesty ginger, and fresh scallions. Throw in some red pepper flakes for a little kick if you’re feeling adventurous. When dinner’s ready, get ready for compliments. Your family will think you’re a kitchen superstar (and hey, with this recipe, you kind of are).

Why it Works:

Flavorful Miso Glaze: The combination of white miso paste, soy sauce, mirin, honey, and sesame oil creates a rich and savory glaze that perfectly complements the salmon. It’s sweet, salty, and packed with umami flavors.

Quick and Easy Preparation: This recipe is surprisingly simple to make but delivers restaurant-quality results. The salmon is quickly coated with the miso glaze and baked to perfection, while the scallion ginger garlic oil adds a burst of fresh flavor.

Versatility: While the recipe features salmon, you can easily swap it with other fish like cod, halibut, or sea bass. The miso glaze works beautifully with various types of seafood, making it adaptable to your preferences or what’s available.

Tools You'll Need

Baking Sheet: Use a standard baking sheet lined with parchment paper to bake the salmon. This ensures easy cleanup and prevents sticking.
Small Mixing Bowl: You'll need a small bowl to mix together the miso glaze ingredients—white miso paste, soy sauce, mirin, honey, and sesame oil.
Whisk or Spoon: Use a whisk or spoon to blend the miso glaze until smooth and well combined.
Small Skillet or Saucepan: To prepare the scallion ginger garlic sizzling oil, use a small skillet or saucepan to heat the vegetable oil and sauté the garlic, ginger, and scallions.
Knife and Cutting Board: You'll need a knife and cutting board to slice the garlic, ginger, and scallions for the sizzling oil.
Measuring Spoons: Use measuring spoons to accurately measure out the ingredients for both the miso glaze and the sizzling oil.

Pro Tips To Help You Out

Marinate Overnight for Deeper Flavor: If time allows, marinate the salmon in the miso glaze overnight in the refrigerator. This allows the flavors to penetrate the fish more deeply, resulting in an even more delicious dish.
Don’t Overcook the Salmon: Keep an eye on the salmon while baking to avoid overcooking. Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork but is still moist and tender. Overcooked salmon can become dry and lose its delicate texture.
Adjust Seasonings to Taste: Taste the scallion ginger garlic sizzling oil before serving and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Add more salt, red pepper flakes, or even a squeeze of lime juice for extra flavor dimensions.

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