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.

  • PREP TIME 5 mins
  • COOK TIME 25 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
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 0.75 tbsp red miso paste
  • 0.50 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking mirin
  • 0.50 tbsp brown sugar
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 6 oz cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tsp shallots chopped
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds black and white
  • 2 tbsp scallions julienned
  • 3.50 cups cooked medium-grain rice


Preheat the oven to 360℉.

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.


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 360℉ for 8 minutes.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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