- 1/4 cup sake
- 1/4 cup miso paste
- 1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Whisk together the sake, miso paste, mirin, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a baking dish. Add the salmon, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before flipping the fillets over in the marinade to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
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Bring salmon to room temperature, about 15 minutes, then remove salmon from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange salmon in the skillet, and cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer the fish to a plate and garnish with basil.