Welcome to my Cooking with Friends series! This spring, as I work on cookbook projects that keep me very busy, I’ve invited some of my favorite blogger friends to share recipes with you. I hope you’ll have just as much fun cooking and baking with them as I do.
Today, we’re welcoming Dana Sandonato from Killing Thyme. Dana is a freelance food write and the content creator behind Killing Thyme, a pescetarian-focused food blog. Today, she shares a delicious recipe with the full intent to turn all of you salmon critics into salmon enthusiasts: Miso Glazed Salmon With Sesame Soba Noodles. Enjoy!
If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’ve made it my personal mission to convert salmon skeptics into salmon enthusiasts. Whenever someone turns their nose up at the mention of salmon, I chalk it up to the fact that they’ve probably only ever eaten fillets that have either been overdone, underseasoned, or in a worst-case scenario, both.
But friends, I urge you to give it another chance.
Salmon is great for your health. It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, it’s a high-quality protein, and it’s full of vitamins + amino acids. Furthermore, it can do wonders for your complexion. Ever since I started eating salmon on the reg, my skin has had a nice and radiant glow.
(Don’t you want to glow? I know you want to glow.)
You can also pair salmon with a side of just about anything (you can even top a salad with it for a light and nourishing dinner). In an attempt to healthify this dish further, I went with soba noodles — and they are exquisite. Yes, exquisite; we’re pulling out the highfalutin’ words for this one.
Soba noodles are hearty buckwheat noodles that taste just as wholesome as they look. They also compliment umami flavors wonderfully, so incorporating them into this dish was a no-brainer. If you’re big on that fifth flavor, you need to fix yourself a plate of this good stuff.
Technically, you’re getting two recipes here; you could have either of these things on their own. But trust me — you want both.
Even the salmon, I promise.
You can head to my blog, Killing Thyme, to get the recipe for Miso Glazed Salmon With Sesame Soba Noodles, along with an abundance of Asian cuisine & sustainable seafood recipes, tips and ideas. Here’s a day’s worth of my favourites from the blog to round out your dinner:
Breakfast: Fruity Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Lunch: Easy 15-Minute Miso Soup
Side Dish: Refreshing Bruschetta Lentils With Feta
Dessert: Red Wine and Cocoa Frozen Yogurt
Dana Sandonato is a freelance food writer and the content creator + stylist behind Killing Thyme, a pescetarian-focused food blog. She appreciates all things from the dirt and the sea, and is passionate about promoting the importance of responsible consumerism and sustainable seafood. She’s also very enthusiastic about East and Southeast Asian cuisine, so make sure to check out her EAST Series as well!
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All photos above this point: © Dana Sandonato.