Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Miso-Glazed Salmon Infused with RED ROCKS Tea

Succulent salmon soaked in a miso, ginger and RED ROCKS broth slightly seared and baked to buttery tenderness. Served with spinach sauteed with mushrooms makes a tea-licious healthy meal that takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Visit Tea Spot's Chef's blog for spinach recipe.

Miso-Glazed Salmon Infused with RED ROCKS Tea
Prep Time: 10 minutes / Marinate Time: at least 30 minutes / Cook Time: 15 - 20 minutes
Serving Size: 4
Level: Easy

  • 3 lb salmon, cut in 4 - 3/4 lb fillets
  • 2 TBS Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 TBS Sweet Miso Paste
  • 2 TBS Mirin (Japanese cooking wine)
  • 1 1/2 TBS Hoisin
  • 2 TBS Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • 2 TBS Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBS Ginger, minced
  • 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • 2 TBS RED ROCKS loose tea, yielding 3/4 cup tea concentrate*
*Hot to make RED ROCKS Tea Concentrate: Bring 5 oz water to a boil. Place 2 TBS of tea in a STEEPING CUP or an 8 oz measuring cup. Pour 4 oz hot water over tea leaves, steep for 6 minutes and strain tea leaves. **Reserve tea leaves to make iced tea.

  1. Clean and pat dry salmon.
  2. Make RED ROCKS tea concentrate. While steeping, in a medium mixing bowl, combine rice vinegar, miso paste, mirin, hoisin, sesame oil, dijon, brown sugar and ginger. Whisk tea concentrate in miso mixture. Set aside for 15 minutes so the ingredients meld together.
  3. Cover salmon with miso marinade and chill for at least 30 minutes
  4. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  5. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Sear salmon 3-4 minutes on each side.
  6. Place salmon in over for 8-10 minutes or until opaque in middle.
  7. Garnish with lemon and fresh dill or cilantro and serve with sauteed spinach & mushrooms.
If you don't like salmon then try the same marinade over black cod, chicken or pork tenderlion.


  1. That looks good! I love your new picture...bakker up! (hope you got that one)

    I was going to make my recipe using the tea tonight, but hubby is working late these days, and the dish is not a good one to lay around and get cold, so Friday! I am excited about what I am doing...

    oh on the peep note, I hope you voted, and also they are great left open over night, chewy, and I like that for some reason, dip them into some tea! hey there is an idea!

  2. I hope you tried it...

    I did vote, hoping you win!!!