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Easy Miso Salmon Recipe – The Healthy Maven


An easy miso salmon recipe broiled to perfection in a simple honey miso glaze. This miso salmon recipe makes for an easy weeknight dinner paired with healthy, delicious sides!

Fun fact about me: I love the Cheesecake Factory. I don’t know if it’s because I grew up in Canada and the Cheesecake Factory was a novelty or because I’m a sucker for a huge menu but when in doubt, I will probably choose the Cheesecake Factory for dinner.

If you haven’t tried it, the miso salmon from the Cheesecake Factory is actually delicious! It’s my go-to protein and I just love the sweet and savory flavor.

It’s due time I recreate the recipe at home! So while I will never say no to the Cheesecake Factory, this miso salmon recipe is actually more than comparable and gives me a little taste of CF at home!

What is Miso?

Miso is a fermented paste made from soybeans and koji, which is a type of mold. It has a thick texture similar to peanut butter.

Because it is fermented it contains gut-healthy probiotics. So in addition to the health benefits of salmon, miso glazed salmon is actually a super healthy recipe!

Miso can be found in most mainstream grocery stores as well as Asian-focused grocery stores. Because it is a fermented soybean paste it will last in your refrigerator for 3-6 months. A great bang for your buck!

Ingredients for Miso Glazed Salmon

Salmon fillets – try to buy high quality salmon since it tends to be flakier and just overall tastes better.

Miso paste – Packs a huge umami punch! You can use either white miso or red miso for this recipe.

Soy Sauce – I prefer low sodium soy sauce (feel free to add more or less salt to preference). You can also replace with tamari or coconut aminos if gluten-free.

Rice Vinegar – The acidity pairs nicely with the umami from the miso and the sweetness of the honey. You could also use more traditional mirin if you have on hand.

Honey – Just a little for sweetness in the marinade.

Sesame seeds – for garnish.

How to Make Miso Salmon

STEP 1: PREP SALMON

Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. Pat salmon fillets dry with a piece of paper towel and place skin side down on aluminum foil.

fresh salmon on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil

STEP 2: MAKE MARINADE/GLAZE

In a small bowl whisk together miso, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and honey.

miso glaze for salmon in a small bowl with a whisk.

STEP 3: MARINATE SALMON

Using a spoon or basting brush spread half of marinade mixture over salmon fillets. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Alternatively cover baking sheet and remaining marinade and let sit in the fridge for up to 12 hours.

fresh salmon marinated with miso glaze on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil.

STEP 4: BROIL SALMON

Set oven to broil. Broil salmon for 5-7 minutes or until slightly crispy but pink on the inside. Time will depend on thickness of salmon so watch broiler carefully. Pour remaining glaze on salmon immediately after removing from the oven.

broiled miso salmon recipe on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil.

STEP 5: GARNISH + SERVE

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and dig in with a fork!

miso glazed salmon recipe on a bed of rice on a white plate. Salmon is sprinkled with sesame seeds and green onions.

What to Serve with Miso Glazed Salmon

I typically like to serve my miso salmon with rice as part of a salmon bowl recipe. However here are some yummy sides that pair beautifully with this miso glazed salmon:

Can You Eat Salmon Skin?

Absolutely! Salmon skin just like the rest of the fish is an amazing source of nutrition, providing polyunsaturated fat called Omega-3 fatty acids. If you don’t like the skin, you can always just slide it off before eating.

How to Store

Store your miso salmon leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven. Truthfully, it won’t taste as delicious reheated but it will work in a pinch!

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Easy Miso Salmon Recipe

miso salmon recipe on a bed of rice.

An easy miso salmon recipe broiled to perfection in a simple honey miso glaze. This miso salmon recipe makes for an easy weeknight dinner paired with healthy, delicious sides!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • 4 x 4 oz salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp white or red miso paste
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar (or mirin)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (for garnish)
  1. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Pat salmon fillets dry with a piece of paper towel and place skin side down on aluminum foil.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together miso, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and honey.
  4. Using a spoon or basting brush spread half of marinade mixture over salmon fillets. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Alternatively cover baking dish and remaining marinade and let sit in the fridge for up to 12 hours.
  5. Set oven to broil. 
  6. Broil salmon for 5-7 minutes or until slightly crispy but pink on the inside. Time will depend on thickness of salmon so watch carefully.
  7. Pour remaining glaze on salmon immediately after removing from the oven.
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately (or see storage instructions above).

Keywords: miso salmon, miso salmon recipe, miso glazed salmon

overhead photo of miso salmon on a bed of rice.

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