Miso Salmon


This Japanese-style broiled miso salmon is an easy recipe I came up with at the request of my family. It tastes just like some we've had at Japanese restaurants. Serve with sticky white rice and a light salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 (1 1/2-pound) salmon fillets, skin removed

  • 1 cup miso paste

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup prepared soy-ginger salad dressing

  • ¼ cup sake

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Fill a large skillet with about 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Poach fish just until cooked on the outside, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer fillets to a broiler pan.

  3. Stir together miso paste, brown sugar, salad dressing, sake, water, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Spread over the tops of the salmon fillets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until almost cooked through, about 15 minutes. Switch the oven to broil, and broil until the top is browned and bubbly, about 5 more minutes. Cut fillets into portions to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

719 Calories
41g Fat
35g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 719
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 2247mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 956mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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