I am a HUGE fan of a salmon bowl. It always feels so nourishing to eat and is easily adapted to what is on hand. Here, the salmon marinated in miso which takes this weeknight meal to another level. Miso packs a salty umami hit and is your shortcut to big flavour. This simple marinade works well on chicken, pork and even tofu too, making it incredibly versatile.
For the base for the bowl, I’ve gone for a favourite – udon noodles. They’re chewy and so comforting. I buy them frozen at the Japanese grocer. They’re already cooked and only need to be covered in boiling water for a few minutes. If you can’t find frozen udon, the next best option is the dried variety. You could also swap the udon for soba or somen noodles. Just be sure to follow the cooking instructions on the packet as each brand and type varies.
I’ve dressed the udon noodles with a soy and vinegar dressing and then topped it with some grilled or steamed broccolini – perfect in the colder months. Another option is something a little more summery – a little salad of snap peas, spring onions and coriander. Most vegetables will work well actually. Some roasted eggplant, slices of avocado or halved cherry tomatoes would all be delicious. The possibilities are endless and completely up to you and your mood and what is in season.