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Orange miso baked salmon

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Total Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Salmon; Orange
Category Seafood; Fruit
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Cook Method Baking
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; High Protein; Gluten Free


  • 4 4-ounce salmon fillets 

  • 1 orange 

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar 

  • 1 tablespoon white low sodium miso paste 

  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, leaves only



  • Preheat the oven to 375�F.

  • Zest half of the orange, and set it aside. Then squeeze the�juice�from the zested orange into a baking dish.�Add the miso and the brown sugar to the baking dish with the orange juice. Stir to combine all of the ingredients. Remove one tablespoon of this mixture and set aside for the pesto.

  • Put the salmon fillets in the baking dish, flesh side down. Cover the dish and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

  • In the mean time, finely chop the cilantro leaves and the orange zest. Add the finely chopped ingredients to the reserved miso mixture to make the pesto.

  • Place the baking dish in the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Then, top the salmon with the pesto mixture, and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the fish begins to flake when tested with a fork.

  • After the salmon has finished cooking, remove the dish from the oven and garnish each slice of salmon with an orange slice. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 236 cal

  • Total fat: 9g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 81mg

  • Sodium: 98mg

  • Potassium: 810mg

  • Carbohydrate: 8g

  • Fiber: 1g

  • Sugars: 6g

  • Protein: 29g