Miso-Marinated Salmon Recipe

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Miso-Marinated Salmon


With a nice char and robust umami taste, prepare this salmon dish that bursts with flavor. Simply mix, marinate, and broil. It's that easy!


  • 1/4 cup white miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for greasing baking sheet
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each), skin on
  • Cooked rice
  • Sautéed bok choy
  • Furikake


  1. In a shallow baking dish, whisk together miso, sake, mirin, soy sauce, sugar, and oil. Add salmon, skin-side up. Cover and chill, at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours (See Cook’s Tip).
  2. Place oven rack at least six inches from top of oven. Preheat oven on broiler setting. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with a little oil. Wipe excess marinade from salmon and place, skin-side down, on baking sheet.
  3. Broil 5 to 7 minutes or until surface has browned and salmon is cooked through (center is no longer soft when pressed). If edges begin to burn, cover with foil or lower oven rack.
  4. Serve with cooked rice, sautéed greens, and a sprinkle of furikake, if desired.
  5. Cook's Tip:
  6. When marinating salmon in anything acidic, it is important not to over-marinate. The acid in the marinade will actually begin to cook the fish, resulting in a dry texture when finished.


Amount Per Serving (Based on 4 Servings)
Calories: 310
Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 85 mg
Sodium: 580 mg
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 6 g
Added Sugar: 3 g
Protein: 39 g
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