Hello hello my active little loves! The recipes and cooking have been FULL SWING over here in the TNK headquarters. Do I even need to explain myself anymore in terms of my love for getting lost in the kitchen? The details don’t matter, all that matters is getting you to try this MISO GLAZED Salmon & Bok Choy.
Oh and by headquarters I mean my tiny studio the size of your bathroom with absolutely zero kitchen counter space…The one I’ve managed to lock my keys into 5 times since moving, set off fire alarms with my toaster oven AND have blinds fall down on on me as I got out of the shower…
Yes it was a very “HELLO BOSTON THIS IS ME IN ALL MY RAWNESS” moment. Needless to say, I love my little place just as much as it drives me insane. The little quirks make it interesting and forced me to get creative in terms of making the kitchen situation operate.
It may have required me walking all over the city to find a used kitchen island, lugging it up the stairs all by my lonesome and giving it a crappy paint job but hey I did the damn thing you know? My favorite piece of the apartment is the old school circular dining table I scouted out at an antique shop. It’s small but I love sipping my coffee on it while I gaze out the floor to ceiling windows. Did I mention I’m romantic…can you tell?
My mind is always dreaming…always romanticizing about ALL the things. Maybe I meditate more than I even realize? Who knows. What I know for sure is that this recipe is DIVINE. Another savory, week night + date night approved dish that comes together in 15 minutes. (ISH)
You may have noticed a lot of meal prep/main meal recipes popping up. You cool with that? I love seeing cookie recipes just as much as the next person but I have been on a mini sugar reset to get my digestion back in check and having whipping up brownies everyday just isn’t realistic. If I’m being totally honest it’s not realistic to my day-day life anyways. What about you?
I want to hopefully provide you with well balanced meal ideas to fuel your inner athlete and feed your soul. Dishes that are meal prep friendly, sustainability sourced and SIMPLE. The goal of TNK is to be down to earth and resourceful you know? Stuff you REALISTICALLY can incorporate into your life. Inspiration to be active AND nourish with real foods even with the chaotic schedules we take on. Hopefully that’s what I’m doing for ya?
The beauty of this meal here is that you can easily whip it up on a random weeknight OR throw together for a special weekend date night, dinner party…anything really. The “glaze” requires 5 main ingredients and you literally just throw everything into the oven, roast, broil, boom…done. To round out this dish I suggest serving with quinoa, wild rice or extra veggies! I’ve had this with some zucchini noodles and it was delish.
Optional: Play Volare by Dean Martin and sip on some Grape Kombucha (or vino) while whipping up this dish…Enter happy place.
- 2 6 oz. Wild Caught Salmon Fillet's
- 2 bunches of Bok Choy, sliced in half
- 1 Tbsp. white miso paste
- 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
- 1-2 tsp. freshly chopped ginger OR ginger paste (I get mine from Trader Joe's)
- Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- Toppings: Sesame seeds or TJ's Bagel Seasoning + Chopped green onion
- Optional: add red chili paste if you want spicy
- Set oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a large oven safe baking tray with olive oil cooking spray. Lay salmon fillets and boy choy onto dish. Pierce the salmon with a fork and squeeze a little lemon on top. Set aside while you make the glaze.
- Whisk together the miso paste, sesame oil, coconut aminos, ginger paste and lemon. Pour glaze over salmon and bok choy. You can save some to drizzle on after too.
- Sprinkle bagel seasoning over fish and bok choy then roast for about 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of salmon.
- Set oven to broil and cook for an additional 2 minutes to get an extra crisp. Serve with wild rice, quinoa or extra veggies and more glaze!
It's important not to overcook the fish. Remember, salmon is delicate and can easily dry out. Check the fish at about 8 minutes to see how well it's cooked so far.
I also love to marinate the salmon in the glaze sauce the night before if you want to plan ahead!