This is a great meal any night of the week. It is low maintenance and delicious. You feel like you’re eating something special, but you don’t feel like you overdid it in the kitchen. That is, unless you decide to prep all the lunches for the week, and make three side dishes, and a new cocktail like we did. So we guess it’s just a good thing that we chose to make this as our main, rather than one that might have totally put us under. If you make this on its own, then we think you will be pleasantly surprised by the ease with which you produce something so satisfying.
Miso Glazed Salmon and Tofu
(Shamelessly stolen from Dinner A Love Story, minus the tofu part)
1 1/4 lb salmon or 1 1/2 lb tofu
2 tbsp white miso
2 tbsp tamari*
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp brown sugar
*For whatever reason we prefer tamari (over soy) and what we’ve also just recently learned is that tamari is gluten free! That substitute makes the salmon portion entirely gluten free (apparently, the brand of tofu we used is gluten free, but not all are).
Here’s to a simple dinner: combine the miso, tamari, mirin, and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix. Lay the salmon or tofu out on a baking sheet and lather it with miso mixture. We let ours sit this way for about an hour, but that’s probably unnecessary. Cook under the broiler. The tofu takes eight minutes and should be rotated once half way through. The salmon takes 7 minutes and also should be rotated once half way through.
We think this is the best tofu we have ever tasted, if we do say so ourselves. Squeeze a little lime on top of the fish (and the tofu if you so please) and enjoy!