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Miso Salmon
Try this Asian-flavored dish that is sure to become one of your favorite additions to your Healthiest Way of Eating. The salmon provides one of the best sources of those hard-to-find health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy!
Miso Salmon Prep and Cook Time: 30 Minutes

  • 1 lb salmon, cut into 4 pieces, skin and bones removed
  • 2 tsp light miso
  • 1 TBS prepared Dijon mustard
  • 2 TBS mirin (Japanese rice cooking wine found in Asian section of market)
  • 4 dried medium size pieces of wakame seaweed, rinsed and soaked in 1/2 cup hot water for about 10 minutes (save water)
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 3 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 TBS minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • garnish with minced green onion


  1. Preheat broiler with rack in the middle of the oven. Place a stainless steel or cast iron skillet big enough to hold salmon under heat to get very hot (about 10 minutes).
  2. Rinse and soak seaweed, saving the water.
  3. Slice onion and chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
  4. Prepare glaze by mixing miso, Dijon mustard, and mirin along with a pinch of white pepper. Generously coat salmon with mixture and let set while preparing rest of ingredients.
  5. Heat 1 TBS seaweed water in a stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add chopped seaweed, 1/2 cup seaweed water and soy sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove pan that was heating from broiler and place salmon in it. Return to broiler and cook without turning for about 3-5 minutes depending on thickness of salmon. Top with sautéed onion/mushroom mixture and minced scallion.
Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

Miso Salmon
1.00 serving
(221.21 grams)
Calories: 271



 vitamin B362%



 vitamin B632%



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Miso Salmon
1.00 serving
221.21 grams
Calories: 271

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
omega-3 fats 2.33 g 97 6.4 excellent
selenium 42.10 mcg 77 5.1 excellent
vitamin B12 1.48 mcg 62 4.1 very good
vitamin B3 9.86 mg 62 4.1 very good
phosphorus 358.66 mg 51 3.4 very good
protein 25.28 g 51 3.4 very good
vitamin B6 0.54 mg 32 2.1 good
magnesium 117.00 mg 28 1.8 good
biotin 6.63 mcg 22 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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