I’ve been extraordinarily lucky that in addition to being a wonderful caretaker, my mom is also a fabulous chef. Growing up I sometimes took it for granted that every night we’d have delicious dinners, but as I’ve grow older, I’ve realized the importance of learning how to not only cook tasty confections, but also how to build satisfying, nutritious dinners. This inspired me to start a weekly supper club with my mom.
We decided that every weekend we would select 2-3 dishes and pick up ingredients at the local farmer’s market, then during the week we would cook up a tasty homemade dinner together. It’s been so great to get to spend time cooking alongside my mom without it even having to be a holiday or special event.
Everyone should have a few go-to recipes in their repartee, so as to avoid being forced to turn to fast food. Knowing how to cook is a crucial part of growing up, and something that I cannot recommend strongly enough to seniors, like me, who are about to go off to college.
It’s so great to to be able to learn my mom’s delectable recipes and to discover new ones together. I’m so excited to share these tasty recipes with you!
With a side of vegetables or a side salad, this salmon recipe makes a great quick and easy dinner or lunch. You can make it for just yourself or to share depending on the size of your piece of salmon. It would also be great atop a bed of kale as a nutritious lunch to bring to microwave at work.
This dish will dazzle your taste buds with the umami flavor of the miso and the mushrooms, the spiciness of the cayenne, and the sweetness of the brown sugar and ginger.
Miso-Glazed Salmon with Wild Mushrooms
Adapted from Delish
- 4 Tsp red miso paste
- 1 Green onion finely chopped
- 1 Tbs fresh ginger, grated and peeled
- 1/4 Tsp brown sugar
- 1/8 Tsp cayenne pepper
- 4 Tbs +1/2 cup water
- 1 -2 Salmon fillet(s)
- 1 Cup wild mushrooms (shiitake or any other type work well)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a medium bowl mix the miso paste with the 4 Tbs water.
- Add the green onion, ginger, sugar, and cayenne and mix well.
- Generously brush the miso mixture onto the top and sides of the salmon, then transfer the salmon to a glass baking dish.
- Add the remaining water to the mixture, then dump in the mushrooms and allow them to marinate for 5-10 minutes.
- Top the salmon with the mushrooms and bake it for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked throughout.