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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mandarin Miso Salmon

Recently a gorgeous photo arrived in my inbox via Food Buzz - if you haven't fallen across this site yet - then you owe it to yourself to take a look.  Serious food porn happening there!!!

Anyway the photo that took my fancy was a salmon recipe - not only was the photo drool worthy - but it was salmon - you know I can't resist a good salmon recipe.  Now I have nowhere even duplicated her lovely photography, but I have made the recipe.  Let me tell you it is lovely.  Of course I have made a few alterations......

Mandarin Miso Salmon
Adapted from recipe at SpiceFoodie's blog

4-6 salmon fillets
5 small mandarins, peeled
reserved skin from 1-2 mandarins
4 cloves garlic
2-3cm fresh ginger
1 tbs rice vinegar
1 tbs red miso paste
1 tbs honey
1 additional mandarin for garnish

ketchap manis and honey to serve

Place the 5 small mandarins, garlic, and ginger in the bowl of the Thermomix (or food processor).  Process for 20 seconds on speed 9.  Add the rice vinegar, miso paste and honey and process for 10 seconds on speed 4.  Put the mandarin mixture in a large bowl.  Add the salmon fillets.

Cut the reserved skin into matchstick size pieces, and add to the salmon and mandarin mixture in the bowl. Cover with cling wrap and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes, longer if time permits.

Cutting between the membrane, cut the additional mandarin into segments (do this over the bowl to catch any juice that drips!!).   Reserve until cooking time.

Remove the salmon from the marinade.  Heat a large frypan over medium high heat.  Add a splash of olive oil, and cook the salmon for 3 minutes.  Turn the salmon over and add the additional mandarin segments.  Drizzle with a little honey and cook for 3 minutes, or until the salmon is done to your liking.

Serve salmon with steamed vegetables, and smashed potatoes.  Drizzle a little ketchap manis over the plate as a garnish.

This dish was lovely!!  Beautiful fresh vibrant flavours - and mandarins are at their prime at the moment here in Australia.  Please, do yourselves a favour, and if you love salmon - give this recipe a try!!!  You will not be disappointed!

Now you are probably going to wonder how - but there were some leftovers (one of "The Darlings" didn't like it too much) - so the leftover piece ended up on a pizza the next night!!!! Double the yum factor!!!  His loss, my gain I say!


  1. I cooked this too!!! but didn't get round to posting it, was very nice I agree. Now my little mandarin tree is empty.
    btw i do work for Eliie.

  2. I wasn't hungry until I read this..... Wow it looks good. Diane