Miso Glazed Salmon

For my birthday, Mark and Allison gave me a cookbook written by someone we went to high school with and every single recipe features Duke’s Mayonnaise. Honestly, I shouldn’t have to sell you on it beyond that. Perhaps my favorite recipe from the book (so far) is the miso glazed salmon because it’s so simple and is a really nice departure from my typical preparation (which is either honey mustard or garlic/lemon/dill-type thing).

Start by mixing the marinade. I didn’t use measuring cups/spoons, but I eyeballed these proportions: 1/4 mayo, 4 tsp white miso paste, 1 tbsp honey, and 1 tsp sriracha. Spoon half the mixture over 1 1/2 lb salmon and bake at 450 for 8 min. (It was way too hot a day for me to have my oven that high so I lowered the temp to 360 or 380 and let it go for 11 minutes.) Remove the salmon, top with the rest of the glaze, and put under the broiler for 1-2 minutes. The sauce will have some nice little browned bubbles – perfect. Top with sliced scallions and serve.

Love love loved this salmon. If you’re serving anyone who’s unsure of Asian flavors, this is the perfect entrĂ©e because the mayo makes it super approachable. I served with some Trader Joe’s stir fried veggies, but it would obviously be great with garlic rice and/or (as the cookbook suggests) bok choy. Did you catch that I said I served with Trader Joe’s veggies, aka frozen? Yup, that means this whole meal was ready in 15 minutes. Truly can’t beat that.