Miso Salmon. Ikura. Mushroom rice. This may be one of my new favorite dishes so far. While browsing through Instagram the other day, I came across a picture of salmon topped with a mountain of ikura. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it. The following day I went to my local Asian market and purchased as much ikura as I could afford – ikura is not cheap by any means! To make it into one complete meal, I whipped up mushroom rice and seasoned the fish with miso. I kid you not, my fiance muttered the words, “oh my god” with his first bite. Here is the recipe for miso salmon with ikura and mushroom rice.

Salmon with Ikura and Mushroom Rice
Serves 4
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
494 calories
33 g
102 g
24 g
34 g
9 g
319 g
710 g
1 g
1 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
319g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494
Calories from Fat 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
36%
Saturated Fat 9g
44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 102mg
34%
Sodium 710mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A
13%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
3%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Miso salmon
  1. 2 tbsp white miso paste
  2. 1 tbsp mirin
  3. 1 tbsp sake
  4. 1 tbsp oil
  5. 1 lb salmon skin on
Mushroom rice
  1. 4 tbsp butter, divided
  2. 8 ounces oyster mushrooms
  3. 2 cups cooked rice
  4. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  5. 1/4 cup water
Remaining ingredients
  1. 8 ounces ikura
  2. 2 tbsp scallions, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Prepare the miso salmon. Mix together miso paste with mirin and sake. Brush on top of salmon. Heat saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. Carefully lay salmon skin side down and seared until crispy, about 4-5 minutes. Remove salmon and set aside.
  2. Heat shallow saute pan over medium heat. Melt 2 tbsp butter. Add mushrooms and saute until browned, about 5 minutes. Add cooked rice, soy sauce and remaining 2 tbsp butter, stirring until butter has melted. Season rice with salt and pepper. Spread rice in one even layer. Lay the salmon on top and pour water around the edges of the pan. Reduce heat to low and cover pan. Cook until salmon easily flakes with a fork, about 7-8 minutes. Add more water if the rice begins to stick to the bottom.
  3. Remove lid. Top salmon with ikura and garnish with sliced green onion. Serve immediately.
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calories
494
fat
24g
protein
34g
carbs
33g
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

The first time I prepared this dish, I used cooked rice for the mushroom rice. The second time I made it (yes, I admit, I had it twice in one week), I used raw rice and cooked it right with the fish. Having tried both ways, I believe the dish was more successful when made with cooked rice. Why? Because the fish cooks faster than raw rice. Using already cooked rice allows both items to be done at the same time.

First, sear the salmon. I used salmon with the skin still on so I pan seared the bottom to allow the skin to get nice and crispy. The fish won’t be fully cooked but don’t worry.; it will finish steaming once placed on the rice.

Set aside the salmon and start on the mushroom rice. The secret ingredient for making the rice utterly delicious? Butter. Just as fried rice needs butter, this mushroom rice needs butter. Once the mushroom are cooked and the rice is mixed in, place the salmon on top. Cover the pan and cook for 7-8 minutes or until the fish is done cooking. Remove from heat and top with a healthy amount of ikura.

This salmon with ikura and mushroom rice is so simple but incredibly delicious. My favorite meals are the ones composed of few ingredients that marry together with ease. Just writing about this recipe makes me want to make this dish for a third time! With the trip to Kyoto around the corner, perhaps I will find something similar to this beautiful bowl.

 

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