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 entrée 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.