So I used leftover Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) dipping sauce this afternoon to marinate 2 pieces of Salmon for dinner. Grilled it over 2 pieces of Banana Leafs. Turns out PERFECT!
This dinner is super healthy you can serve it over rice or just boiled vegetables like what I did.
Oven Grilled Miso Salmon with Asparagus and Cauliflower
- Salmon fillet (2 pieces)
- 2 tsp Miso paste (korean or japanese doesn’t matter)
- 1 tbsp sake
- 1 tbsp mirin
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp Korean Chili paste (Gochujang) *Optional*
- 2 cloves of crushed garlic
- mixed all the miso paste, sake, miring, soy sauce, sesame oil, korean chili paste, crushed garlic together.
- pour over salmon and marinate for 30 minutes to few hours before.
Cook the Salmon
- Pre-heat oven to 200 C
- use 2 pieces of cleaned and DRY banana leafs * (optional: if you have banana leafs) Banana leafs really give a nice smoky BBQ aroma to the fish.
- Put the banana leafs on a baking tray or dish
- put the pre-marinated fish on top ( skin side down). Can brush out the excess marinate with spoon.
- bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your fish
Boiling the Veggies
- while the fish is in the oven, boil a pot of water with some salt in it.
- add the cauliflower to the pot when the water is boiling.
- boil cauliflower for around 10 min
- at the last 5 minutes add the asparagus (cook 5 minutes)
- Take another 2 pieces of cleaned and dried banana leafs and cut it to the shape you want on the plate.
- plate the salmon and veggies on the plate.
- Drizzle with little sesame oil over salmon and veggies for extra flavours.
- Since it’s a healthy version, I’m not putting anymore butter to the veggie.
- Of course you can add butter or any dressing you like to the veggie if you don’t like it TOO PLAIN/ Healthy! Of course.
Wine Pairing (Miso VS Aligote)
- This is quite a light flavoured dish with the original flavours of veggies and lightly seasoned salmon, you don’t want to pair it with a heavy beast.
- So, a bottle of Aligote from Burgundy paired pretty well. Of course any other light body, good acid wine with no oak will go well with this dish as well.
- Such as a young unoaked Chardonnay, Vinho Verde, Albarino, Pinot Gris.
- If you only drink red, a bottle of light pinot noir will go well with the miso salmon too.
- Just avoid anything heavy.