Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon & Doris


A few weeks ago, from four rooms away – while blow drying my hair – I heard what sounded like an semi truck parked in front of our house. I went to investigate finding that the over sized truck was actually my refrigerator… Not good. Being female, I couldn’t find a way to express this to my boyfriend without him believing I was exaggerating so the other day I redeemed some points when I got a phone call saying the fridge sounded like it was preparing for taking off and that we were in need of a new one. Ha!

So, making lemonade out of the situation, we plotted and schemed to get our hands on the best one we could. After a day on google and tweeting for reviews and help, we picked out Doris, a French door Samsung 23 cubic feet behemoth with tiny fancy LED lights that won’t blind you at 2AM.

Meet Doris:


  • It’s HUGE. Seriously. Huge.
  • The sliding shelf and fold up half shelf are just too cool.
  • Did I mention tiny little glowing awesome LED lights?
  • The deli pull out drawer is really growing on me. At first I thought it was stupid, but after I started storing things in it (butter, yogurt, cheeses) it’s kind of awesome. You can move the dividers and rearrange the space. That’s rather spiftacular.
  • 5 days in, the freezer is really growing on me. Specially when I realized we had more ice cream then ever before (most of it being victory ice cream from the race, but still freakin sweet!).


  • The shelves on the doors themselves could be a wee bit cooler if two weren’t odd shaped and if you could put the butter compartment somewhere else (it does slide out after all – but really it only fits in one slot). Two are particularly odd shaped door drawers that would not hold anything but collect crud like champs.
  • The ‘standard’ set up doesn’t leave much room for anything taller than 5 inches. BUT you can move the shelves so really, no biggie.
  • I find the ice maker and water dispenser is a waste of space if you aren’t using it. And a lot of space. It seemed like most of the ones we were looking at had this built in and it wasn’t an option not to. :( boo. hiss.

Then we had the moment of adulthood when we realized our fridge was the most expensive thing we owned (you know, besides the mortgage)

I served this over steamed edamame with brown rice. Great weeknight meal.

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  1. says

    Yay for new fridges! I have a feeling Patrick and I will be looking around verrry soon because of the closing on the house coming up. I like that you listed our your pros and cons! I wish all appliances had that from consumers.

    Your salmon looks amazing! So delicious! I actually haven’t eaten salmon in a while, I think I need to change that.

  2. says

    Before I started blogging, I remember orderins something similar at the Cheesecake Factory, however, I’d eat this over the dog food served there. Looks delicious and congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!


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