Salmon with Miso Dijon Mustard Sauce

Salmon is good healthy fish to eat. But you are bored with grilled, fried, or sauteed salmon? I am proud to show you this very easy, tasty recipe I invented recently.

A little difference in procedure, an entirely new taste to enjoy.

What you need for two
2 Salmon fillets
Butter 1/2 tbs
Milk 5 oz (150cc)
Miso 1 tbs
Whole grain Dijon mustard 1 or 2 ts
Sugar 1/2 ts
Soy sauce 1/2 – 1 ts
Salt and pepper
Walnuts (optional)

Cornstarch 1/2 tbs
Water 1 tbs

What to do:
1) Season salmon fillets lightly with salt and pepper.

2) Heat a frying pan over medium heat and melt butter, then place the salmon fillets, skin side up.


3) When seared golden, turn the salmon and cook until almost done.


4) Then add milk, sugar, miso to the pan and lower the heat. Mix and blend the miso paste with milk.

Milk may curdle when it is heated. For avoiding separation or curdling, do not boil the milk. Keep the heat low and simmer slowly.

5) Some miso contains more or less salt, so taste the sauce here and add soy sauce accordingly.

6) Mix the cornstarch and water, and add the mixture gradually to the slowly simmering sauce in the pan. Mixing or whisking consistently.

7) Add mustard to the pan, mix well.

Acid (such as citrus or vinegar) also makes milk curdle and mustard contains vinegar. For avoiding it curdles, add mustard after thickening sauce.

8) Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, if you like, and enjoy!


I would recommend to serve this salmon with grilled vegetables and brown rice for healthy yet delightful dinner. The sauce will go very nicely with pasta, as well.

I have the recipe in Japanese, too.

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