Miso Soup With Asparagus and Broiled Salmon

A delicious and filling meal.

November 30, 2012

Serves: 4    
Prep:  20 min
Cook: 25 min
Total: 45 min

  • 4 3-ounce salmon fillets, skinned
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon organic canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons shao-hsing cooking wine or dry sherry (optional)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups 1/4" slices bok choy (halve wide stems lengthwise and slice crosswise)
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup 1" pieces asparagus
  • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup diagonally sliced scallions




1. Place the salmon in a pie plate. Mix 1 tablespoon of the miso paste and the soy sauce in a cup and spread over the top of the salmon. Set aside.

2. Preheat the broiler. Line a broiler pan with foil. Coat the broiler-pan rack with cooking spray.

3. Place the oil, garlic, and ginger in a heavy large saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant.

4. Add the shao-hsing or sherry (if using) and vegetable broth, increase the heat, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the bok choy, peas, asparagus, and carrots. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Add the scallions and remove from the heat. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon miso and cover to keep warm.

5. After adding the vegetables to the broth, begin to cook the salmon. Broil the salmon 5" from the heat source for 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned and just opaque in the thickest part.

6. Transfer the salmon to soup bowls, ladle the soup on top, and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Shao-hsing cooking wine is found in any Asian grocery and many large supermarkets. It's also inexpensive.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories                   259.8 cal
Fat                           13.2 g
Saturated fat            2.2 g
Cholesterol              50.2 mg
Sodium                    2803.1 mg
Carbohydrates         13 g
Total sugars             5 g
Dietary fiber             2.9 g
Protein                     21.7 g

Healthy Recipe Courtesy of Rodale Recipe Finder

Photo: Mitch Mandel