With tender steamed salmon and veggies blanketed in rich, savory miso butter sauce, Miso Butter Salmon, or Chan Chan Yaki, is an easy Japanese comfort food hailing from the northern region of Ishikari.
Whisk the miso, butter, and sugar together in a small bowl until it's uniform in color, and set aside.
Spread the miso butter onto the top surface of the salmon in an even layer. Depending on the saltiness of your miso, you may not need all of the miso butter.
Add the vegetable oil to a frying pan and sauté the cabbage, onion, carrots, and enoki until they're wilted.
Flatten out the vegetables and place the salmon on top of them.
Pour the sake around the salmon and immediately cover the pan with a lid. Turn down the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and set the timer for 8-10 minutes (the exact time depends on your salmon's thickness).
Garnish the Miso Butter Salmon with black pepper and scallions and serve with rice.