Low Carb Miso-Glazed Salmon for Two • Simple Nourished Living


WW Recipe of the Day: Low Carb Miso Glazed Salmon for Two
(247 calories | *1 WW SmartPoint)

It was my lucky day when we stumbled in to Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars in Old Town Scottsdale. The olive oils and vinegars were hands down the best I’ve ever tasted. (Read more about this company and it’s new owners Frankie Muniz and Paige Price at https://www.outrageousoliveoil.com/.)

The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable of all the products. They offered unlimited sample and recommendations for creative oil and vinegar pairings.

My favorite was the Japanese Sesame Oil with Honey Ginger Vinegar. These two make a terrific simple dressing for anything Asian. I used it on my salad served with the recipe below. It paired extremely well with the miso glazed salmon.

A fermented paste made from soybeans, miso adds lots of savory or umami flavor to food. White miso, or “Shiro”, is the most common and mildest in flavor, which is what I used here. 

Buying and Using Miso Paste

This was the first time I’ve worked with miso paste, and it took a little looking to find it in the grocery store. Typically you’ll find it in the refrigerated produce section along with other condiments, like dressings.  If you can’t find it in your grocery store health food stores, like Whole Foods, or Asian markets are likely to have it. If you are unable to find it, the next best thing to use instead would be soy sauce, as Jules from StoneSoup explains here: Best Substitutes for Miso Paste.)

This salmon was so flavorful, I can’t wait to try more miso recipes. It’s an easy way to step up the seasoning of an ordinary dish for minimal calories/points.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Miso Salmon?

According to my calculations, each serving has 247 calories, *6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

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Low Carb Miso-Glazed Salmon Recipe Notes

If you can’t find miso paste substitute a little soy sauce or fish sauce for the salty umami flavor. It isn’t as creamy, so use less. You can add a little tahini too, since it is similar in consistency, but the flavor is more nutty than salty.

I grilled my fish and brushed on a little more sauce just prior to taking it off.

This dish so flavorful, no other seasoning is required.

If you don’t have a fresh orange, use a drop or two of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil (affiliate link) in place of the juice and zest.

Miso Salmon Serving Suggestions

  • Use in place of chicken in your favorite Asian salad
  • Serve with a side of sautéed spinach with ginger and rice
  • Serve it on a bed of salad greens

Ways to Use RECIPE Leftovers

  • Make a soup by combining broth, spinach and/or bok choy with salmon leftovers.
  • Add to a ramen bowl.
  • Serve it with eggs for breakfast.

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Low Carb Miso-Glazed Salmon for Two

We tend to eat a lot of salmon, so I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it. This low carb meal for two was ready in less than 15-minutes and the flavors were amazing.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time8 mins

Total Time13 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Asian

Keyword: asian salmon for two, soy miso salmon

Servings (adjustable): 2

Calories: 247

Author: Brenda | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (1 – 1-1/2 inches thick)

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill or broiler.

  • Add miso, orange rind, orange juice, soy sauce and sugar if using to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.

  • Brush miso mixture on top of each fillet.

  • Broil or grill for approximately 8 minutes, or until done to your likeness.

Recipe Notes

If you can’t find miso paste, substitute a little soy sauce or fish sauce for the salty umami flavor. It isn’t as creamy, so use less. You can add a little tahini too, since it is similar in consistency, but the flavor is more nutty than salty. I grilled my fish and brushed on a little more sauce just prior to taking it off. It’s so flavorful, no other seasoning is required. If you don’t have a fresh orange, use a drop or two of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil in place of the juice and zest.   Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *1

Nutrition Facts

Low Carb Miso-Glazed Salmon for Two

Amount Per Serving (1 salmon fillet)

Calories 247 Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11g 17%

Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%

Protein 34.1g 68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe source: Weight Watchers Fresh and Easy 20 Minute Meals (affiliate link)

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Brenda Garrison

Brenda is a licensed esthetician and former small business owner after completing over 15 years of service with the United States military.

She is an essential oil enthusiast and avid home cooking for her husband and their two dogs.

Brenda and her family spend most of their time in the American Southwest, but they also love hitting the road for adventure.

One of her new passions is creating easy, healthy family-friendly freezer meals which can be prepared at home and frozen, and then cooked while traveling the country in their travel trailer.

She looks forward to sharing everything she learns with you here on Simple Nourished Living.

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