Here, zesty wasabi sauce punches up seared salmon; you can also drizzle it over any simply cooked fish, shellfish, or poultry. Mirin, a mild, low-alcohol Japanese cooking wine made from rice, smoothes out and lightly sweetens simmered dishes, sauces, and soups. To cook vegetables like bok choy so they're light but tasty, go beyond simply steaming: Simmer them with fat-free flavorings such as mirin and soy sauce.
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes