Your body can’t naturally make vitamin C, but it’s an essential nutrient for eyesight and healthy brain cells. Eating sufficient amounts of vitamin C rich foods can protect against age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s. Oranges are also rich in flavonoids, shown to improve memory and cognition. Folate and folic acid present in oranges also promote brain development and keep the brain in mint condition. Supplement your daily dose with my recipe for Salmon with Orange Miso Glaze.

Recipe by Rose Reisman

Salmon with Orange-Miso Glaze

Salmon with Orange-Miso Glaze


  • 2 Tbsp yellow miso
  • ¼ cup orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp grated orange peel
  • four 4-oz skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp diced green onions
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro


  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil (or have ready a presoaked cedar plank and preheat the barbecue to high).
  2. 2 To make the glaze, combine the miso, orange juice, soy sauce, oil, sugar and orange peel in a small bowl.
  3. 3 Remove 2 Tbsp of the glaze and brush lightly over the salmon. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  4. 4 Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet or cedar plank and bake or grill for 10 minutes per inch of thickness of fish, or until the fish flakes easily when pierced with a fork.
  5. 5 Serve with the remaining sauce on the side. Garnish each serving with a sprinkling of green onions and cilantro.
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