Miso glazed salmon is a really delicious and quick salmon recipe to make. The salmon is topped with miso then baked in the oven and served with an Asian dipping sauce that is so delicious. It is quick, delicious, and easy to make.
This miso salmon recipe was one of my first recipes working with miso and it came out amazing. Simply brushing some miso on the salmon created the most delicious and moist salmon.
It is easy to make and because it is baked in the oven on a sheet pan, it is also easy to clean up.
The best salmon for this miso salmon recipe
There are a few things I learned during my food manager certification, particularly, how to know if fish is fresh. Here are some of those helpful tips that I learned and that I hope will help you too:
- If the fish is whole at the market, look at the eyes and make sure they are not cloudy. Cloudy means it is not fresh. This applies to all fish.
- Whatever filets look freshest are the ones you should buy. Look for fish that is bright, translucent, and has no offensive smell. For salmon, that means a bright peachy pink color.
Another thing to consider when purchasing salmon is what type you want. There is sockeye salmon, wild salmon, etc. Once you have looked to see what is fresh, go ahead and pick the salmon that you prefer.
What you will need
You only need simple ingredients aside from the miso.
- Salmon filets
- Miso paste. I prefer light miso which is lighter in color and flavor but you can also use a dark miso if that is what you have.
- Kosher salt and pepper.
Soy ginger sauce
The Asian sauce is so simple to make. It takes a few ingredients and if you do not have these on hand, I highly recommend buying them because the sauce is that good and I am sure you will make it often once you try it.
- Soy sauce (low sodium)
- Rice wine vinegar (I like to buy the seasoned one)
- toasted sesame oil
- red pepper flakes
- grated fresh ginger
All of this gets mixed up really quickly and it cooks really quick. The grated fresh ginger can be optional when making this sauce. Depending on what I am serving, I will add it or leave it out.
What to serve with this miso salmon
If you are looking for a quick vegetable side dish to prepare with this baked miso salmon, you will love my miso rubbed broccolini. You can prepare both of these at the same time.
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Miso Glazed Salmon
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- 4 6 ounce salmon filets. Try to find ones that are all the same thickness. Leave the skin on the salmon
- ½ cup light/white miso paste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- fresh chives cut into ½ inch pieces for garnish optional
Optional Soy Ginger Sauce to serve on the side
- ½ cup soy sauce low sodium
- ⅛ cup rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees
- Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper
- Place yor salmon filets on to your prepared sheet pan
- Evenly spread your miso paste over your salmon filets and make sure it is well coated.
- Sprinkle your filets with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon just firms up and when tested by inserting a fork, the inside is a light pink (not translucent pink). The internal temperature for salmon should be 145 degrees when measured with a thermometer at the salmon's thickest part.
- If you are making the optional soy ginger sauce for serving on the side, go ahead and prepare that while your salmon is baking. Recipe is below.
- Once the salmon is cooked, if you are using chives as a garnish, add them now and sprinkle them over the top. Serve immediately.
Optional Soy Ginger Sauce
- In a small bowl, add ½ cup of soy sauce, your grated ginger, red pepper flakes, toasted sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.
- Mix well.
- Serve along side the salmon for others to spoon over their salmon or you can divide the sauce among individual ramekins for each portion.
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