Orange-Miso Grilled Salmon

Orange-Miso Grilled Salmon

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 191.1
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.7 mg
  • Sodium: 83.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 23.0 g

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Sweet and tangy oranges pair perfectly with rich, salty miso. Sweet and tangy oranges pair perfectly with rich, salty miso.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 pound salmon, pin bones removed using tweezers*
    1 orange
    2 teaspoons brown sugar
    1 tablespoon white miso paste**
    1/2 bunch cilantro, leaves only

    *1 16-ounce side of salmon
    4 4-ounce fillets

    ** the sodium levels in miso vary; choose the lowest-sodium variety you can find


A little goes a long way, and this salmon dish is decadent yet healthy! Pair it with grilled veggies and a slice of grilled whole-wheat bread rubbed with garlic.

I prefer wild salmon over farmed or Atlantic varieties. Not only does it have more Omega-3 fatty acids, but it's also more flavorful.

Keep the skin on when you grill. The skin will add moisture and serve as a safe barrier from the intense heat of the grill. It's super easy to pull off after the fish is cooked. When cooking skin-on fish, always place the flesh side down first.


Zest the orange, and set it aside. Remove the outer pith and remove half of the segments. Reserve them for garnish.
Squeeze the juice from the remaining half of the orange into a baking dish.

Add the brown sugar and miso to the baking dish, then stir to combine. Remove one tablespoon of the miso-OJ mixture and set aside for the pesto.
Place the salmon flesh side down in mixture, cover, and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. (This can be done in the morning.)
Preheat the grill to 375 degrees.
While the grill is preheating, chop the orange zest and cilantro leaves (use a small food processor or a knife)
Add the reserved tablespoon of miso-OJ mixture to make a pesto.

Place the flesh side of the salmon onto the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip the fish and place the pesto on top. Cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove the salmon from the grill and top with orange garnish.

Makes four 3-4 ounce portions (weight after cooking)

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Everybody liked it! Husband and four teenagers included. We like salmon in general but I've always prepared it with just olive oil, basil, garlic, salt/pepper. Served with caramelized red, yellow, and orange bell peppers tossed with flash cooked sugar snap peas - a great meal! - 1/20/13

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I broiled mine rather than grilling, but this was sooooooo good. I loved it! And it was so easy. Thanks, Chef Meg! - 2/20/13

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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used Bragg's Liquid Amino acid in the recipe instead of the miso- loved it !! - 5/20/12

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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Looks Good - 8/12/12

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Exceptional!! I made this last night for company, and everyone raved about the unique flavours and how satisfying it was, considering how simple the preparation was, it was fantastic. - 8/12/12