What are Miso flavors?
Miso is fermented soy bean paste. It comes in "colors". I've used mostly the golden/lighter colored miso. epicurious.com will have some for you to check out. It does not taste like soy sauce and makes very tasty salad dressings, as well.
Broiled Salmon with Miso Glaze
4-6 servings (dep. on size of fillet)
1/3 cup white or yellow miso
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. Mirin (or sake)
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. dark brown sugar
1 tsp. grated orange peel
finely chopped green onions
Whisk glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
Preheat broiler, line a baking sheet with foil. If using skinless salmon, spray with cooking spray. Place salmon on foil, skin side down. Spread glaze mixture over salmon pieces. Broil until glaze begins to blister and brown; 3 to 5 min. depending on distance from broiler. Cover loosely with a piece of foil. Broil, covered, until fish is cooked through, about 5 – 10 min. longer.
Garnish liberally with chopped onions to serve.
Excellent with Miso Dressing and Veggie Slaw and steamed rice.
Here's one of my spicier rubs. the technique of searing in the hot spice/oil mixture makes a crust, which may or may not work better for smoking. I think I would sear the spices and then rub on, without searing the flesh in that case. I may have to try this today! This is a lot of spice-use it lightly, not like a rib rub.
Some Kind of Salmon?
Mix together and rub onto flesh side of fish
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
Sear in generous amount of olive oil, spice side down, then up. Bake at 350 or sauté until done. Serve with sauce.
Sauce: Whisk together in small bowl
6 Tbsp. rice vinegar
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp. finely minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. sugar
??written on back of an envelope. Might be good for shrimp, too.