Miso Salmon Grilled Over Banana Leafs

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.

 

Miso Salmon grilled over banana leafs
Pre-marinated Salmon grill it over banana leafs

 

 

Super Healthy meal
Super Healthy meal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oven Grilled Miso Salmon with Asparagus and Cauliflower

Ingredients:

 

  • 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
  • asparagus
  • cauliflower

 

Marinate

  • 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)┬áBanana 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)

 

Plating

  • 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.