Posted on November 27, 2014 by Rebecca in Recipes

It’s not too early to start planning for Christmas lunch! This delicious miso and orange-glazed salmon by Donna Hay is the perfect dish to serve up to your guests this festive season.


– 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

– 4 x 200g salmon fillets, skin on

– 2 x bulbs baby fennel, thinly sliced

– ½ cup mint leaves

– 1 tablespoon orange juice

– Sea salt and cracked black pepper

– Black sesame seeds and lime wedges, to serve

For the miso orange glaze

– 2 tablespoons white miso paste

– 1 tablespoon maple syrup

– 2 tablespoons orange juice



1. To make the miso and orange glaze, place the miso, maple syrup and orange juice in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

2. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and cook the salmon, skin-side up, for 3–4 minutes.

3. Turn and cook for a further 2–3 minutes or until golden and just pink in the centre.

4. Spoon the glaze over the salmon, turn to coat and remove from the heat.

5. Place the remaining oil, fennel, mint, orange juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix to combine.

6. Divide between plates with the salmon, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve with lime wedges.