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Miso Salmon Recipe

This miso salmon recipe is for any food lover who likes maximum flavor with minimal effort. Umami-rich miso adds a deep layer to the fish, resulting in a wonderfully wholesome meal.
  • cook TIME 25 mins
  • prep TIME 5 mins
  • total TIME 30 mins
Course: Main CourseCuisine: Asian
Keyword: how to make miso salmon, miso glazed salmon, miso salmon, miso salmon recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 498 kcal

Ingredients (16)

  • 20 oz boneless salmon fillets
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 6 oz cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked medium-grain rice
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 3/4 tbsp red miso paste
  • 1/2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp shallots chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds black and white
  • 2 tbsp scallions julienned



Preheat the oven to 350℉.

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Make the sauce: In a small bowl, stir together 1 tbsp sake, 1 tsp sesame oil, 3/4 tbsp red miso paste, 1/2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp cooking mirin, and 1/2 tbsp brown sugar. Use a spoon to whisk until the sugar dissolves.

Two hands mixing a glossy brown sauce in a small glass bowl with a neon green butter brush

Place 20 oz boneless salmon fillets on a lined baking tray and glaze them with half of the sauce. Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake at 350℉ for 8 minutes.

A hand spreading sauce onto four uncooked salmon fillets laid on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Remove the salmon from the oven and brush them with the remaining sauce. Place the baking tray on the top rack and bake for another 8 minutes.

A picture of four uncooked salmon fillets with cooking instructions

While the salmon is baking, boil 10 oz spinach in a saucepan. Then, soak the cooked spinach in ice and squeeze out the excess moisture.

A large glass bowl filled with water and spinach leaves being soaked inside

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add 1 tsp garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Then, add 6 oz cremini mushrooms, spinach, and 1 tsp shallots to the pan. Season with 1/4 tsp salt.

A skillet containing sliced cremini mushroom and cooked spinach leaves

Transfer the salmon to serving plates. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp scallions and 1 tsp sesame seeds. Serve with hot steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables.

A plate containing white rice, a piece of cooked salmon fillet, cooked spinach, and cooked mushroom


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 498 kcal | Fat 12 g | Saturated Fat 3 g | Trans Fat 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat 3 g | Cholesterol 80 mg | Sodium 525 mg | Potassium 1172 mg | Carbohydrate 56 g | Fiber 2 g | Sugar 5 g | Protein 39 g | Vitamin A 6905 IU | Vitamin C 21 mg | Calcium 106 mg | Iron 5 mg