It’s confession time as to what we’ve been up-to at home over the last few weeks. Some of you already know that we’ve been working around the clock building out our new studio addition, shooting with clients, cooking, testing recipes our blog and preparing for some fun food photography workshops. All that requires work and with work, comes exhaustion. And with exhaustion at the end of the day means we really look forward to our “couch time”. Basically, we’ve been couch-potatoes in the evenings, watching some of our favorite television shows and pretty much being lazy about blogging. So there you have it, we’ve been on the couch instead of blogging. How lazy! Although in a meager defense, we usually don’t get to settle down for “couch time” until 10 or 11 at night.
Hey, it’s hard to get un-glued from the couch in the evening because there’s been some shows that we’ve been recording and catching up to. For years, we never watched television and pretty much just spent time in the garden and reading. But it wasn’t until we actually put a television in our living room two years ago that we’ve been doomed for a couch-potato-lifestyle. Dangerous!
Yup, we never, ever had a television in the living room. In fact, we never bought a television until two years ago so that we can watch the Summer Olympics. We pretty much went 16 years without really ever watching television. Now, we’re sucked into watching the boob tube instead of writing our our recipes on the blog. Bad bloggers!
Why are we glued to the tv? Well first of all, the playoffs. Catching up to basketball and hockey takes mental energy and of course, a distraction to blogging. We’re also addicted to Robin Williams hilarious show called The Crazy Ones. We work with so many agency people in our photo shoots that it’s so funny to see all the crazy creative genius that goes into advertising campaigns come to life on screen. Robin and his cast nail it with humor and timing. Everytime we watch a scene, we’re like “yup! that’s so true, we’ve seen it in the studio”.
And how about all the great Marvel movies? We’re addicted to Agents of Shield, especially after the release of the new Captain America movie. The stories continue in the tv series and it’s hard not to keep up on the drama behind the agency. Or what’s left of it.
So what does all this tv couch-potato talk have to do with this broiled miso glazed salmon recipe? Because it’s so quick, delicious and easy to broil while you’re sitting on the couch watching tv, that’s why. It’s easy to eat WHILE you’re sitting on the couch. And best of all, it’s healthy so if you decide not to GET OFF the couch, you haven’t consumed a bunch of calories that need to be burned.
Hopefully you’ll understand the method to our madness. Sometimes, it’s so great to have an amazing, healthy and tasty weeknight dinner without too much prep. That way, you can enjoy your downtime in the evenings and catch up to your favorite shows.
diane and todd
Here’s another similar reader favorite recipe: Japanese Style Glazed Salmon Recipe
Roasted Miso-Glazed Salmon Recipe
Yield: Serves 2
Total Time: 40 min
If your oven doesn't Broil up to 550 degrees F, the recipe will still work fine. It may just take a touch longer to broil the salmon. If need to substitute the sake the best substitute would probably be dry vermouth. After that maybe a dry white wine. Any sub is going to change the flavor, but these are most likely the closest options.
- 2 (6 oz) salmon filets
- 2 Tablespoons white miso paste
- 1 Tablespoon sake
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- sliced green onions for garnish (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to Broil (about 550 degrees F) . Place rack about 6" away from the top heat of the oven.
- Make the Glaze: Mix miso paste, sake, soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil in bowl.
- Coat salmon with the marinade and set aside for about 30 minutes to let the flavors marry.
- Roast the oven for about 6-10 minutes, or until salmon is tender and cooked to your desired doneness.
- Top with green onions and serve warm.