TIP: You can make this simple, healthy recipe even easier by prepping the produce in advance and pre-cooking the noodles, which can be gently reheated before adding the broth.
- 2 skinless salmon fillets
- 12 ounces fresh ramen noodles
- 2 scallions
- 1/4 pound tatsoi
- 2 tablespoons miso paste
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 1 1-inch piece ginger
- 1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 ounce wakame (or any type of dried seaweed)
- Wash and dry the fresh produce. Remove the salmon from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Cut off and discard the root ends of the scallions; thinly slice the scallions on an angle, separating the white bottoms and green tops. Halve the tatsoi lengthwise. Peel and mince the ginger. In a medium bowl, combine the miso paste, tamari and ¼ cup of water.
- In a medium pot, heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium-high until hot. Add the ginger and white bottoms of the scallions. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until softened and fragrant. Add the tatsoi; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly wilted.
- To the pot of vegetables, add the dried wakame, miso mixture, 3 cups of water and as much of the sriracha as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, or until the flavors have melded. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- While the broth simmers, pat the salmon fillets dry and season with pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned salmon and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- While the salmon cooks, add the fresh ramen noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring to separate the noodles. Cook, stirring occasionally, for exactly 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Drain thoroughly and divide between 2 bowls.
- Divide the broth between the 2 bowls of noodles and top with the cooked salmon fillets. Garnish with the sesame seeds and green tops of the scallions.