Salmon Tataki & Strawberry Miso

Salmon Tataki with Strawberry Miso

Tataki is a method of preparing fish in Japanese cuisine that involves searing the fish very briefly in a hot pan, leaving the fish mostly raw except for a thin outer layer. It is the perfect intro method for the aspiring at-home sushi chef who isn’t quite so daring as to use completely raw fish in their dishes. We’ve put together this Salmon Tataki and Strawberry Miso recipe for a simple yet incredibly flavorful appetizer, snack, or light meal. The addition of strawberry purée to the miso drizzle adds just the right amount of sweetness to this dish.


Salmon Tataki & Strawberry Miso
Serves: 6 servings
Strawberry Miso
  • ¼ cup shiro (white) miso
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sake
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp strawberry purée
  • 2 Tbsp usukuchi shoyu (Japanese light soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp karashi (Japanese mustard)
  • ¾ pound skinless, boneless wild salmon filet, cut into 2-oz pieces
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Grapeseed oil
  • 12 fresh California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
To make Strawberry Miso:
  1. In a heavy saucepan, whisk together miso, sugar, sake and mirin.
  2. Simmer over medium heat, whisking frequently, about 15 minutes or until color begins to darken and mixture is reduced to ⅓ cup. Remove from heat; cool.
  3. Whisk in remaining ingredients.
To cook Salmon:
  1. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a heavy sauté pan and add a small amount of oil. Sear filets on all sides as quickly as possible and plunge into ice water immediately; salmon should be raw except for a very thin outer layer.
  3. Chill filets 1-2 minutes; remove and pat dry. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate.
To serve:
  1. Slice salmon into ½-inch slices. Fan slices on 6 plates; drizzle each plate with 2 tablespoons Strawberry Miso. Garnish with strawberries.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 146 grams Calories: 188 kcal Fat: 6 g Saturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 20 g Sugar: 15 g Sodium: 680 mg Fiber: 1.5 Protein: 13 g Cholesterol: 31 mg


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