Miso-Marinated Salmon Recipe

Miso-Marinated Salmon

Serves 4
Now you can make this Japanese restaurant favorite at home! Be sure to allow 4 to 6 hours for the salmon to marinate – the wait is worth it. In the summer, try cooking the salmon on a well-oiled grill. Serve with sautéed green veggies and cooked rice.


  • 1 cup white miso
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup sake
  • 1/4 cup mirin*
  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil


  1. In a shallow baking dish, whisk together miso, ginger, garlic, sake, and mirin. Add salmon, skin side up. Cover and chill for 4-6 hours to marinate.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil and once hot, add salmon. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm.
  3. Cook’s Tip:
  4. Mirin is sweet rice wine often used in Japanese cooking. If unavailable, substitute dry sherry.

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