Two 8 oz. salmon fillets, skin on
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper
2 tbs flour
2 tbs sake (Japanese rice wine)
1 tbs miso
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine)
1 tbs butter
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
Steamed vegetables, your choice
Mix garlic, salt, black pepper, and flour together on a plate. Dredge both sides of each fish and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, mirin, miso, and balsamic vinegar together and mix well (you might need a little water to dissolve the miso).
In a medium sauté pan or grilling pan over medium-high heat, add butter and a little oil. Wait until butter starts melting, then place fish with skin down. Grill fish for 3 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
In the same pan, deglaze with sake. Pour all the sauce into the pan and bring to boil. Place fish onto a serving plate and pour sauce over fish. Serve with steamed vegetables of your choice and cooked rice.