Miso Salmon

A quick and easy recipe using miso as the marinade for the salmon.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Miso salmon
Miso salmon

Miso Salmon

Miso Salmon is a very easy, very quick fish dish, perfect for a mid week meal. It can be served with some mash, fried rice, noodles or any form of potatoes. With a side salad, or a vegetable side dish of your choice.

The salmon takes on the miso very well, resulting in a very intense flavour that only needs light accompaniment.

What is Miso?

Miso is Japanese. It’s a fermented paste made with soybeans, sometimes with the addition of rice or barley. Miso comes in different grades and colour. They can also be classified according to where in Japan they’re produced.

I am using red miso in this recipe, which is a better marinade than white miso, as it has a stronger flavour.

If you’d like to know a little more about miso, click here. Find out how to make your own miso soup while you’re there.

Miso paste is readily available in supermarkets these days. It should be on the same aisle as your soy sauces. You will also find it online. Here is my Amazon affiliate link for 2 jars of miso, white and red.

In this recipe, we are baking it in the oven but the salmon can also be grilled (broiled) or cooked on the stove top. Best part is that they don’t need long at all. On the stovetop, your fillets will only need about 3 minutes or so, each side, depending on how thick they are.

Can you use other fish for this? Yes, absolutely!

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Miso salmon

Miso Salmon

A quick and easy recipe using miso as the marinade for the salmon.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese Fusion
Keyword: salmon, seafood
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 2 salmon fillets


  • 1 Tbsp red miso
  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • ½ inch ginger pounded/grated
  • dash of white pepper
  • dash of chilli flakes
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  • Mix all the ingredients together and marinade the salmon for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200˚C/400˚F.
  • Place the salmon fillets in a lightly greased baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on how well done you like it. I prefer it at 20.


Prep time includes the 30 minutes of marinating.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
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