Creamy Miso Lime Salmon With Scallion Pancakes



By Kinsey Justa, Cordova, AK

A pan-Asian inspired dish with light, zesty flavors that can be plated in a variety of creative ways. Sliced pancakes can be dipped in mixed ingredients like an appetizer or pile the ingredients to present a symmetrical entrée. 


2 cups all purpose flour  

1 3/4 cups water 

1 cup finely chopped scallion 

1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 

1/8 teaspoon allspice (optional) 

vegetable oil for frying 

2 pounds wild Copper River salmon; king, sockeye or coho 

3/4 cup brown sugar 

3 tablespoons soy sauce 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

1 cup yogurt 

1 lime


Scallion pancakes 

- In a large mixing bowl combine flour and water, whisk until evenly mixed 

- Add the chopped scallion (set a few pieces aside for garnish later), garlic salt and allspice to the pancake batter, mix and set aside

- Heat about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet on medium high heat.

- Spoon out batter into skillet and smooth into round shape to create cakes about 5”-6” wide.

- Fry cakes till each side is golden brown and crispy (about 2 minutes each side)

- Add more oil to the pan as needed throughout the process

- When completed set cakes aside on a plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil

Miso Salmon

- Preheat oven to 350° F 

- Combine ¾ cup brown sugar and 3 tablespoons soy sauce in a bowl and thoroughly mix until brown sugar is dissolved. 

- Place salmon fillet into a greased small glass baking dish 

- Cover the salmon with the liquid brown sugar mixture and sprinkle minced garlic on top 

- Bake for about 25 minutes occasionally brushing more liquid from the pan onto the fillet 

- Remove salmon and let cool when meat easily flakes 

- Flake salmon off of fillet, removing pin bones, and place into bowl 

- Pour the remainder of the liquid over the flaked meat and set aside 

Creamy Lime Sauce 

- Combine 1 cup yogurt and the juice of ½ a fresh squeezed lime in a small mixing bowl 

- Zest 1 tsp of the lime into the bowl and mix well

- Mix in ¼ tsp black pepper and salt to taste.

To assemble, place scallion pancake either whole or quartered onto a plate. Add about three dollops of lime cream sauce and a serving of salmon to the plate. Garnish with fresh scallion and sesame seeds and serve!


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