Simple miso maple salmon

This simple miso and maple glazed salmon is healthy, delicious and ready in less than 10 minutes! | scalingback

Time is something it seems there is never enough of.  Trying to get everything done in a day can be a daunting challenge.  Even worse there are days where I feel like I accomplish nothing yet I struggle to get dinner on the table.  Since we’ve moved into the new house I have more time but we are still in the middle of remodeling so I am meeting with contractors and designers a few times a week.  I know that it will all be worth it in the end but at the moment I’m feeling a little bit off my game.

This simple miso and maple glazed salmon is healthy, delicious and ready in less than 10 minutes! | scalingback

I haven’t been completely forthcoming with you all about dinner at my house.  It breaks my heart to admit this but most of the recipes I share with you here my husband and son wouldn’t go near under threat of starvation.  It’s really frustrating when I pour so much time into creating a meal from scratch that I’m really proud of and have them turn their nose up at.  They are happiest when I put a burrito or pizza on the table and vegetables are something to be choked down not savored.  It’s a travesty, I know.  On  bright note I’ve discovered that my son loves salmon and would be happy eating it everyday.  Unfortunately my husband won’t eat any seafood so I once again find myself with the need to make at least two separate meals for dinner.  That’s when a recipe like this comes in handy.  I can marinate the salmon while I prep the rest of dinner and since it only takes 6 minutes or so to cook under the broiler I can be cooking other things at the same time.

I love to eat it over a simple salad but my son likes to make a bowl with some white rice and lots of avocado.  It’s also great in tacos with a little carrot and cabbage slaw.  I like to make a double batch so we can get another meal out of the leftovers.

I know that a lot of people tell me that I shouldn’t indulge all my boys food quirks and demands but the reality is if I cook what I want then someone will find themselves hungry and unsatisfied.  I like to make them happy and enjoy what they are eating so I figure as long as I’m willing to do it I can try my best to make sure they get something fairly healthy into their bodies.  How do you deal with picky eaters in your family?  I’d love to hear your tips if you have any to share!

This simple miso and maple glazed salmon is healthy, delicious and ready in less than 10 minutes! | scalingback

Simple miso maple salmon
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 4-ounce salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • sliced green onions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to Broil, roughly 550 degrees. Place the rack about 6 inches away from the top of the heat source of your oven.
  2. Mix the miso paste, soy sauce, mirin, maple syrup, sesame oil and ginger in a bowl.
  3. Pour the marinade over the marinade and let sit in the fridge for 10 - 30 minutes to let the flavors develop.
  4. Place the salmon on a foil lined baking sheet and roast in the oven for 6-10 minutes, or until the salmon is slightly caramelized on top and just barely cooked through. The thickness of your salmon will determine your cooking time so check at 6 minutes and keep checking until the top of the salmon feels fairly firm.
  5. Top with green onions and sesame seeds and serve.

This simple miso and maple glazed salmon is healthy, delicious and ready in less than 10 minutes! | scalingback


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    3 thoughts on “Simple miso maple salmon

    1. Meaghan

      This looks absolutely delicious. I am so sad that your family doesn’t share your taste in food as it is wonderful. I also feel your pain in having to cook two meals at dinnertime. Our son has a gluten intolerance and my husband and I just love our all purpose flour too much to embrace that type of diet.

      1. Tina Post author

        I totally understand Meaghan. I’m battling picky palates as well as a lactose intolerance but I’ve found that it forces me to get a little creative at dinnertime! I don’t think we should have to give things up we love otherwise I probably wouldn’t eat half the things that I do if I limited myself to what they can and want to eat! Thanks for the kind words!

    2. Greta

      I made this tonight! I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand, so I simplified the recipe a bit. The salmon was devoured and loved by all 3 boys and me!


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