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

View full nutritional breakdown of Orange-Miso Grilled Salmon calories by ingredient


Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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
    OR
    4 4-ounce fillets

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

Tips

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.


Directions

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)

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    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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    Incredible!
    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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    Incredible!
    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


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Now that's how to really enjoy Salmon! Super recipe as is!!! - 5/7/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We eat a lot of salmon and are always looking for a new twist on taste. Will try this for sure. - 8/1/13


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy - 5/9/13


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet. But, this looks and sounds really good. can't wait. - 5/9/13


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    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    That looks delicious...I love salmon - 2/21/13


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night...it was wonderful. Glad my boyfriend knows how to grill!
    We couldn't find White Miso Paste at the store, so we use powder...turn out amazing! Served it with a simple mixed green salad on the side. Yum. Now it is going on our regular menu.
    - 10/19/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent way to prepare this magnificent fish . - 8/8/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe! Simple and satisfying. I substituted honey for brown sugar. - 8/8/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm an idjit. Is the flesh side the opposite of the skin side? I never think of fish having flesh. Help? - 5/7/12


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    Great - 6/13/21


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    Good
    yummy - 6/11/21


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    Incredible!
    love it - 6/9/21


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    Very Good
    ok - 6/4/21


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    Incredible!
    yum - 5/4/21


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    Incredible!
    Wonderful recipe! The miso really brings it to life. - 4/7/21


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    Easy to make and so good. - 4/7/21


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    I'm going to make this tonight after reading everyone's reviews I can't wait to try this recipe - 3/5/21


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    Tasty! - 11/17/20


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    Great! - 8/11/20


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    Incredible!
    yum - 6/7/20


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    very good - 5/31/20


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    fantastic - 5/31/20


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    Incredible!
    Loved it! - 12/31/19


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 12/15/19


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    My husband likes salmon but I donít. - 11/20/19


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    O.K.
    I hate cilantro:used celery instead - 6/25/19


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    Delicious! - 5/29/19


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    A great way to eat salmon! - 5/29/19


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    Good
    ok - 5/15/19


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    So yummy!!! - 5/15/19


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    Incredible!
    Delicious - 5/6/19


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    NICE - 3/13/19


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    O.K.
    Going to make this for my dad - 3/13/19


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    Incredible!
    I did make this recipe and it was great. Thank you for sharing it. - 10/26/18


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    Incredible!
    cooked in the oven, but just as good - 9/19/18


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    Incredible! - 8/14/18


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    Interesting - 8/7/18


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    tasty - 7/25/18


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    Salmon is our go to seafood and we have tried this one. It was tasty and we enjoyed - 7/23/18


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    Incredible!
    Excellent recipe. - 7/20/18


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    Incredible!
    NICE! - 6/26/18


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    Thanks for sharing this recipe. - 6/5/18


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    Incredible!
    Great blend of flavors! - 5/28/18


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    Very Good
    I use 4 oz. fillets and use coconut aminos because I cannot eat soy based products. I don't need the brown sugar as the coconut aminos have a natural sweetness. Really very tasty. - 5/19/18


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    Very Good
    salmon is an awesome food. - 5/17/18


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    Nice variety to a healthy meal of salmon. - 5/15/18


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    Savory salmon! - 5/15/18


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    awesome recipe - 5/2/18


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    Nice! Love the orangey taste. - 1/4/18


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    thanks - 12/11/17


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    Great recipe for salmon - 10/13/17


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    Thanks - 10/1/17


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    Interesting...I'll make this for JB as I don't eat chicken... - 9/14/17


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    regular parsley - 8/9/17


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    Incredible!
    If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
    celebrate your differences -
    make a great fruit salad.
    Love isn't about being the same -
    it's about being sweet with each other.
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
    - 6/27/17


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    I prefer to microwave my fish. - 6/8/17


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    sounds so tempting planning to make it soon - 5/2/17


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    Very Good
    Our salmon came out good, but I think it could have been better. I found that the marinade didn't soak into the fish very well and I didn't have a whole lot of the pesto to coat the fish. I used half the amount of fish and kept all other measurements the same. I will definitely be trying again! - 9/9/15


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    Very Good
    I love salmon and this recipe is so simple to make. I love to make use of the orange zest over my salmon! - 6/27/15


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    Sounds Yummy. Can't wait to make it. - 8/29/14


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    Incredible!
    Great flavor! I didn't have a grill, so I turned on my toaster oven broiler and broiled it, filet side down for two minutes, then flipped it over, poured the remaining sauce on the top and broiled for another 5 minutes. Took it out and spread the pesto on top. Awesome! - 4/5/14


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looking forward to making this recipe on the weekend!

    Thank you!
    - 10/24/13


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Miso????? - 10/25/12


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    Rating this 5 stars for the important tips, but I would certainly leave the brown sugar OUT. Most of us do NOT need to add sugar, and without the tips I'd give this three stars. BUT -- the tips are important enough that subtracting out one marginal ingredient can't detract from five. - 10/4/12


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    looks very good! - 8/7/12


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    Good
    We didn't care for the orange flavoring on this. - 6/10/12


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    Wow! Packed with flavor! I LOVE the cilantro/orange zest pesto idea! Saved to my favorites! - 6/5/12


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    Incredible!
    Delicious -- wouldn't change a thing! - 6/2/12


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    Incredible!
    Excellent-- easy to make-- - 5/7/12


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    Incredible!
    Yummy, but I left out the sugar. - 5/7/12


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    Incredible!
    This is delicious....... - 5/7/12


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try this recipe, I like salmon - 5/7/12


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    I have never used miso. Is it very different from soy sauce in flavor? - 5/7/12


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    Good
    This is o.k. but I prefer simpler seasonings on my salmon. - 5/7/12


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    Yes, the flesh is the meat side. - 5/7/12


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    If using the Foreman grill, would it be a total of 4-5 minutes or 9?
    - 5/7/12


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    Very Good
    This is a keeper!! - 5/7/12


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    Incredible!
    Very delicious. - 5/7/12


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Interesting flavour. - 4/27/12