Chef Meg's Orange-Miso Grilled Salmon

Chef Meg's Orange-Miso Grilled SalmonBy Chef Meg Galvin, Healthy Cooking Expert at SparkPeople.com

Sweet and tangy oranges pair perfectly with rich, salty miso. A little goes a long way, and this salmon dish is decadent yet healthy! Pair it with grilled veggies and a slice of grilled whole-wheat bread rubbed with garlic.

Minutes to Prepare: 20

Minutes to Cook: 15

Number of Servings: 4

Nutritional Info

  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Calories: 236.0
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 80.5 mg
  • Sodium: 97.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 29.3 g

Tips

I prefer wild salmon over farmed or Atlantic varieties. Not only does it have more Omega-3 fatty acids, but it's also more flavorful.

Keep the skin on when you grill. The skin will add moisture and serve as a safe barrier from the intense heat of the grill. It's super easy to pull off after the fish is cooked. When cooking skin-on fish, always place the flesh side down first.


Ingredients

1 pound salmon, pin bones removed using tweezers*
1 orange
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon white miso paste**
1/2 bunch cilantro, leaves only

*1 16-ounce side of salmon
OR
4 4-ounce fillets

** the sodium levels in miso vary; choose the lowest-sodium variety you can find

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SparkPeople Healthy Cooking Expert Meg Galvin is a World Master Chef, culinary instructor, and the author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight." A farmer's daughter and marathon runner, she lives in northern Kentucky with her husband and three teenage sons.