I am on a miso kick and that means my Miso Butter Salmon and Green Beans recipe has finally been perfected. We taste-tested and experimented to bring you one of my yummiest salmon dishes yet! Better yet, this one is kid-friendly. My kids love it and actually asked for seconds.
Salmon and miso is an absolutely delicious combination that is popular in Japanese cuisine. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning made from fermented soybeans, which has a rich and savoury flavour that compliments the delicate taste of salmon perfectly.
This recipe takes brown butter to a whole new level thanks to the yummy umami miso. With half dedicated to the salmon and half to the beans, every bite is packed with flavour! You can even spring for black sesame seeds like me for some contrasting colour and crunch!
Scroll down for the full recipe, and learn why miso and salmon are a match made in health-food heaven! Enjoy!
Miso Butter Salmon and Green Beans Recipe
gluten-free & nut-free
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Serving size: 4
- 2 tbsp miso
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tsp honey
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1-pound green beans
- 4 salmon filets
- 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
- Place miso, water and honey in a small blender and blend until smooth. You could also whisk until smooth.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan on medium heat add the miso mixture, and garlic and whisk until mixed. Remove half of the mixture and pour into a second frying pan over medium heat.
- Place the green beans in one of the frying pans and stir to coat in the sauce. Cook on medium-low uncovered for 15 minutes until green beans are vibrant green.
- Add the salmon to one frying pan over medium heat. Cook for 4 minutes on the first side, flip and continue to cook for 2 minutes or until cooked to your liking. The cooking time is highly dependent on the thinness of the salmon and may take up to 5 minutes on the flip side. Baste with the sauce while cooking.
- Sprinkle black sesame seeds over the green beans, top with salmon in miso butter and enjoy.
NOTE: Miso Butter Salmon and Green Beans is also delicious with rice, especially if you double the miso butter and pour it over the rice once it is cooked. Yes, that is a lot of butter but it is yummy!
Health Benefits of Miso
Miso sometimes gets a bad rap for being super salty, so you might not associate it with healthy eating. But one of the coolest things about miso is that despite the salt, it doesn’t increase blood pressure like you might expect! It actually has been shown to have no effect on blood pressure at all! There isn’t a clear explanation as to why just yet, but scientists believe that the components of miso actually help to put the body into a relaxed state, preventing the increase in blood pressure or cardiovascular function you’d get from table salt. Cool right!?
Miso has also been shown to increase the number of anti-DNA immunoglobulin M antibodies, which help to prevent autoimmune diseases.
Aside from stabilizing blood pressure and reducing the risk of autoimmunity, miso is also a powerhouse probiotic. It’s made from fermented soybeans and grains and contains many gut-supporting enzymes and microbes. Fermented foods are so important to our health! To learn more about them, check out my guide to all things pre and probiotics here!
Health Benefits of Salmon
I LOVE salmon! It’s a staple in our house and I have tons of recipes on my website – just look at the recipe roundup below! But why am I salmon-obsessed you might wonder? It’s because salmon is a nutritional powerhouse.
Salmon is super rich in omega-3s, which makes it an anti-inflammatory food. It is also a great source of nutrients like magnesium, and vitamin D, and it is an excellent source of protein too!
Salmon is a great choice when you’re in need of a mood boost! It is high in two types of healthy omega-3 fat, DHA and EPA. These fats play a very important role in brain and nervous system development and can lower your risk of depression. Its Vitamin D content also makes it a major mood booster because insufficient levels of vitamin D have been associated with depression. Finally salmon is a great source of vitamin B12. A link has been found between depression and low levels of folate and vitamin B12 in studies of the general population.
Eating salmon regularly has also been shown to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels too! Pairing salmon and miso together in this Miso Butter Salmon and Green Beans recipe makes it a heart-healthy choice any night of the week!
Must Love Miso? Don’t Mind If I Do!
Ok, I have to admit it, I’m officially addicted to miso! Not only does it have blood pressure balancing effects, but it is so delicious and versatile too! This month I’m determined to make a miso lover out of you and your team in my Must Love Miso Corporate Cooking Class!
Miso is a delicious fermented paste with a salty umami flavour. Many of us know how yummy miso can be, but how do we actually use it in our cooking? Together in this online healthy cooking class, we’ll make this Miso Butter Salmon and Green Beans, and even a Miso Caramel Sauce for dessert. Your team will love expanding their culinary skills with this exciting underused ingredient!
Learn more about this delicious fermented food in this online healthy cooking class! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how you can register your team for this engaging event! Celebrate the return of spring with a fun team-building miso party! Wahoo!
Spring Salmon Recipe Roundup
Who doesn’t love a good filet of salmon?! We are salmon obsessed in our house. Whether you’re braving the spring weather to barbecue or staying indoors with your oven, I’ve got a salmon dish for any occasion!
Fire up that barbecue! BBQ Salmon with Grilled Corn Salsa is a recipe that I hope your family loves as much as mine does. I have a confession to make. I love BBQ salmon, and my kids LOVE barbecued salmon. We’re so committed to barbecued salmon that we even eat it in the fall and winter (if it’s not snowing too hard). But for me, nothing says bring on the warmer weather like a barbecue, and with this recipe, I’ve double-dipped on my grilling! I have tested tons of salmon recipes and this BBQ Salmon with Grilled Corn Salsa is one secret I had to share with you before summer sets in!
Ok so maybe your barbecue is out of commission, but you can still celebrate spring with salmon! My Detox Pesto Salmon with Pesto Quinoa and Steamed Broccoli is an ode to the green grass we’re slowly starting to see return! It’s a flavourful way to support the liver and the body’s detoxification system too. It is so easy to dress up salmon and quinoa with a flavourful pesto. I use homemade pesto for this recipe but if you are short on time, you can buy it pre-made. This meal is perfect for weeknights because it is ready in under 35 minutes if you are making everything from scratch!
Another green take on salmon comes in the form of my Creamy Salmon Salad! It’s a filling and refreshing salad that you will come back to again and again. The creamy sauce is the perfect complement to veggies, salmon, and crunchy almonds. It is really filling and also super low in carbohydrates at 14g. This salad makes the perfect bring-to-work lunch or light dinner!
If you’re craving something a little crispier, these Salmon Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce are a delicious and easy way to get your daily omega-3 intake. They are crispy on the outside and bursting with juicy flavour on the inside. This recipe uses fresh salmon, not canned, cut into chunks with a creamy dill sauce that is dairy free. You can make them gluten-free if you use gluten-free breadcrumbs! Yum!