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Miso Salmon

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 fillets 1x
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Broiling
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The mixture of miso paste, sake and mirin tenderizes the meat to a point where it almost melts in your mouth. You won’t believe how delicious it is!


  • Two 46 oz salmon fillets

For the marinade:

  • 3 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Put all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and mix well, until the miso paste has dissolved.
  2. Add salmon fillets to the bowl, and coat well on both sides. Turn the fillets so the skin side is up and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes, maximum. If you leave the salmon for longer than that, the texture might get a little mushy and the flavor, too salty.
  3. Cover a cooking tray with parchment paper and place the salmon fillets, skin side down (wipe off some of the marinade from the fillets – mainly the lumps – before placing them down to prevent the miso sauce from burning).
  4. Turn on the broiler and move the grill to the second highest rack, about 6 inches away or more from the flame. The reason you don’t want to place the tray any closer is because miso and mirin burn easily.
  5. Place the cooking tray on the grill and broil for 8-10 minutes, until salmon is cooked through. Keep an eye on the salmon to make sure the marinade isn’t burning.  If you notice the marinade getting darker too quickly, move the salmon to a lower rack.
  6. Serve with rice and vegetables.


  • Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet
  • Calories: 302
  • Sugar: 6.5g
  • Sodium: 201.1mg
  • Fat: 9.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.5g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 34.7g
  • Cholesterol: 72.4mg

Keywords: seafood, main

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