Jun 9, 2016

No Fuss Cooking and Healthy Eating Recipe - Shio Koji Marinated Salmon Fillet

Shio koji has been one of the popular and healthy ingredients in Japanese kitchens. It's basically fermented rice that can serve as a great substitution for salt and MSG. While some add shio koji in stir-fry dishes, the easiest way is to use it as a marinade. 

Just like the recipe below, which might be the shortest ingredient list even posted on this blog. All you need are some kind of protein and shio koji, marinate overnight then you'll have a light yet flavorful dish in no time. 

Shio koji marinated salmon fillet -

  • 2 thin slices salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shio koji
  • Small pinch toasted white sesame seeds


Marinate the salmon fillets with shio koji, make sure to rub on both sides. Cover with foil or close the lid then store in the fridge over night.

You can sear or bake the fillets, just make sure to rub off the grains before cooking to prevent the rice from burning. For easy cleaning purpose, I decided to bake the fish with open top foil for about 12 minutes under 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Sprinkle some toasted white sesame seeds once ready. Preferably to serve the fillets as main entrée along with other Asian side dishes over steamed rice.

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