Miso Glazed Salmon

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This Miso Glazed Salmon is a delicious and easy way to incorporate more vegetables into our meals! The marinade is wildly simple and the salmon is so butter and delicious! You’re going to love this recipe!

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Miso glazed salmon on a plate

Ingredients for Miso Glazed Salmon

This Miso Glazed Salmon recipe is a so delicious! The miso marinade creates a buttery, sweet texture to the salmon that is absolutely incredible. Here is what you’ll need for the recipe:

What type of Miso Paste should I use?

Understand the Types: There are different types of miso paste, the most common being white (shiro), red (aka), and brown (genmai). White miso is milder and sweeter, red miso is stronger and saltier, while brown miso falls in between. I am opting for the white miso paste for this recipe, which will give the salmon a mild and sweet taste.

Tips for Miso Glazed Salmon:

  1. Salmon Fillets: Use fresh, high-quality salmon fillets. Skin-on or skinless work well for this dish.
  2. Miso Paste: Choose the type of miso paste that suits your preference, whether it’s white miso for a milder flavor or red miso for a stronger, saltier taste.
  3. Sweetener: You’ll need a sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar to balance the salty umami of the miso.
  4. Soy Sauce: Use low-sodium soy sauce to control the saltiness of the glaze.

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Buying fresh salmon is key for this recipe! Ask your butcher to remove the skin if you prefer it, and they will also cut them up into fillets for you!

Salmon marinating in miso marinade


Let the salmon marinate for at least 1 hour before baking to let the marinade really infuse into the salmon.

For even more caramelization, broil the fish toward the end of the baking process in the final 2-3 minutes.

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5 from 7 votes

Miso Glazed Salmon

Servings: 4
Prep: 1 hour
Cook: 20 minutes
Miso glazed salmon on a plate
This Miso Glazed Salmon recipe is a so delicious! The miso marinade creates a buttery, sweet texture to the salmon that is absolutely incredible.


  • 1 lb salmon, Cut to 4 oz fillets
  • ¼ cup white miso paste
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil


  • In a bowl, whisk together the white miso paste, mirin, sake, soy sauce, sugar, and avocado oil until smooth. Cover the salmon in the marinade and let marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Bake the salmon at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon hits 145F and the glaze is caramelized. For further caramelization, place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes at the end of baking.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
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  1. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe and simply delicious! I made a twist with the recipe and did a salmon sushi bake muffin on wakame dried seaweed. My husband loves it!