I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for quick and easy dinners that pack maximum flavor with minimal effort. This Gluten Free Roasted Fig Miso Basted Salmon not only comes together in less than 30 minutes, it’s as elegant as it is effortless.
I believe quick and elegant meals should never be complicated. Let’s be honest, as much as we love to cook it’s nice to have impressive recipes that allow us to spend more time with family and friends. It helps when you start with the best ingredients.
I love salmon. It’s one of my favorites for quick weeknight dinners. I love how versatile it is, like this Gluten Free Roasted Fig Miso Basted Salmon. Salmon is a beautiful canvas for playing with your favorite flavors.
When it comes to salmon, sourcing matters. For this recipe I am using Bluehouse Salmon. I love Bluehouse’s commitment to keeping our oceans blue while ensuring their fish are happy and healthy.
Just like plants thrive in greenhouses, the salmon from Bluehouse thrive in bluehouses. Their fish are antibiotic free, hormone free, naturally pink from what they eat, and fresh, never frozen. Bluehouse Salmon is also rated as a best choice by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. This is salmon that you can feel good about serving your family while clearly tasting the difference.
Bluehouse Salmon is also better our oceans. The demand on wild fish decreases while also protecting the wild fish habitat.
Dinner is a Breeze with Gluten Free Roasted Fig Miso Basted Salmon
This easy dish comes together with only a few simple steps. Let me walk you through them so you can have this beautiful meal on your table.
All good things, including this salmon, start with an amazing sauce. Fresh figs, honey, white wine (because everything is better with wine), miso, and seasonings get added to a small stock pot. You only need to simmer this mixture for five minutes. You’re looking to dissolve the honey and miso as well as soften the figs.
The mixture gets transferred to a blender. You want to blend the mixture until its completely smooth.
Now let’s get to the basting. While the oven is preheating to 375, generously baste your salmon with the miso-fig sauce.
All that’s left is the baking. It should only take 15-20 minutes till your salmon is flaky tender. The recommended internal temperature for salmon is 145 but cook it to your desired level of doneness.
Are you looking for more quick and easy weeknight recipes? Make sure you check out my recipe for Gluten Free Hawaiian Chicken BBQ Burgers. Now let’s get cooking!
Gluten Free Roasted Miso Fig Basted Salmon
- Baking Sheet
- 1-2 lbs salmon filet
- 3 dried figs
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 tsp miso
- 2 dashes of ancho chile powder
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp honey
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with nonstick spray. Place your salmon on the foil and allow to come to room temperature for 10 minutes.
- In a small saucepan add the remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Pour the sauce into a blender and blender until smooth.
- Baste the fig-miso sauce over the salmon. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the salmon is fork tender or your desired doneness. Enjoy!