I love this dish for it’s vibrant umami flavors and it’s simplicity.
The Miso Maple Sauce has only 5 ingredients and you probably have all of them in your pantry. The combination of miso paste, maple syrup, rice wine vinegar, garlic and gluten free tamari (soy sauce) creates a sweet and salty umami flavor that transforms simple salmon into something sublime.
I recommend using a microplane to grate the garlic, it’s super easy.
Marinate the salmon while the oven heats up and you prepare the string beans. Ten minutes is plenty of time to flavor the rich fatty salmon. You can leave it marinate for up to an hour but not longer.
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Shawn Stevenson recovered from a debilitating bone disease through better sleep and optimized nutrition. He is a huge fan of eating nutrient dense foods with good fat, moderate protein and carbs from non-starchy veggies.
Miso Maple Salmon has everything he recommends for your body. The salmon is rich in protein and full of Omega 3 fatty acids. Choose wild salmon or if that’s not available, salmon grown in large open nets in the ocean.
Miso is a healthy, probiotic food that helps support digestion by adding beneficial microorganisms to your digestive tract.
String beans are a good source of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and fiber.
The string beans are tossed with a little olive oil and if you want a pinch of red pepper flakes and toasted sesame oil. They’re cooked in the same pan as the salmon. Your protein and vegetables are all together and that means less time is spent cleaning up. The green beans and orange salmon are quite pretty too!
This recipe was adapted from the NY Times article by Colu Henry.
All I can say is this is an incredibly delicious meal with a rich umami flavor and it’s on the table in 30 minutes or less. Give it a try and see how much your family loves it!
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Miso Maple Salmon is an earthy, sweet, salty one pan supper made in 30 minutes or less and is full of protein and vegetables.
Miso Maple Dressing
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon organic white miso or yellow miso
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons gluten free tamari (soy sauce)
- 1 clove garlic, grated
Salmon and String Beans
- Prepare the Miso Maple Dressing: In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, miso, rice vinegar, tamari, and garlic. Mix until smooth.
- Cut the salmon into 4 pieces. If you have a section from the belly that is thinner cut that separately since it will cook faster. (see the photos)
- Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
- Put the salmon on a plate and pour the sauce on top. Gently rub it onto both sides of the fish.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Let the salmon sit at room temperature while the oven heats up.
- In the meantime, toss the string beans with the olive oil, red pepper flakes and sesame oil (if using). Season with salt and pepper.
- Place the salmon, cut side up and all the marinade on the sheet pan.
- Spread the string beans around the salmon.
- Roast on the top shelf of your oven for 10-12 minutes until the salmon is beginning to flake, but still has a little translucency in the middle. Use a knife to check.
- If you have a thinner belly piece, it will probably be done at 8-9 minutes. Remove it from the oven onto a plate and continue to cook the rest of the salmon until done, another 2-4 minutes.
- If you want your salmon to be brown on top, place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to get a nice glaze.
- Serve garnished with chopped cilantro and lemon wedges.
The string beans will be crisp, if you prefer them to be more tender, blanch them in salted water for 3 minutes and drain before roasting.
Recipe adapted from NY Times.
- Category: Dinner, Fish
- Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Keywords: miso maple salmon