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Ella's 'scratch cook' sticky miso-glazed salmon recipe

Ella's 'scratch cook' sticky miso-glazed salmon recipe

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Ella has accidentally scratched the family car – oops! To break the news to her parents, she puts her cooking skills to the test, and carefully prepares a delicious meal – miso-glazed salmon served with crunchy, fresh vegetable slaw. Just before she brings the plates to the dining table, she garnishes the pan-fried Tesco salmon fillets with spring onion and sesame seeds, then takes a deep breath… surely this will smooth things over! See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 724 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce​
  • juice and zest of 2 limes, plus wedges to serve
  • 4 Tesco boneless salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

For the slaw

  • 180g bag curly kale, woody stems removed
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and grated
  • 1 red British apple, washed
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced​
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 x 250g packs wholegrain microwave rice

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    37g 52%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    16g 18%
  • Salt

    2.1g 35%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 58.2g Protein 35.2g Fibre 10g


  1. Combine the miso paste, honey, soy sauce, and lime juice and zest from 1 lime (reserve the rest of the lime zest and juice for the slaw) in a bowl. Add the salmon and coat in the marinade. 
  2. In a bowl, massage the kale with clean hands to help it break down slightly, then add the carrots and parsnip. Cut the apple into matchsticks and add to the bowl. Pour over the reserved lime zest and juice, rice vinegar and sesame oil; toss together well. Top with the spring onions and sesame seeds; set aside. 
  3. Heat a saucepan over a medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Fry the salmon for 3-4 mins on each of the 4 sides until cooked through – turn down the heat if it starts to char too much, but you do want a little char here. Pour in any remaining marinade and allow to bubble for a minute or two. 
  4. Cook the rice to pack instructions and divide between the plates. Top with the salmon and serve with the slaw on the side.

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