Miso Salmon with Zucchini Noodles

April 21, 2016 • Posted in: Easy Dinners, fish

These zucchini 'noodles' are (probably) a healthy alternative to rice noodles. The marinade for this meal is quite sweet, so the sugar could be reduced.



  • 60ml (1/4 cup) mirin
  •  60ml (1/4 cup) Japanese soy sauce
  •  2 tablespoons brown sugar
  •  2 tablespoons white miso paste


  • 3 large zucchini, trimmed
  • 4 (200g each) skinless salmon fillets
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Japanese soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded, thinly sliced
  • 200g broccolini, sliced
  • Baby herbs, to serve (optional)


  1. For the marinade, whisk the mirin, soy sauce, sugar and miso paste in a large bowl. Add salmon and toss to coat.
  2. Use a mandolin with a julienne attachment to slice the zucchini into 3mm-thick noodles. Alternatively, cut zucchini lengthways into 3mm-thick slices, then cut into thin strips. Set aside.
  3. Preheat a non-stick frying pan on medium. Drain excess marinade from salmon. Reserve remaining marinade. Cook salmon for 2-3 minutes each side or until charred and the fish flakes when tested with a fork. Flake salmon.
  4. Meanwhile, place reserved marinade in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2 minutes. Keep warm.
  5. Whisk together the oyster sauce, honey, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Add the garlic, capsicum and broccolini and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  6. Add zucchini noodles and oyster sauce mixture. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until the zucchini is tender crisp. Divide the zucchini noodle mixture among serving plates. Top with the salmon. Drizzle with the warm marinade. Serve with baby herbs, if using.

    Preparation time: 30min
    Cooking time: 10min
    Serves: 4

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