Miso Glazed Salmon

By Rena |

Jazz up the way you prepare your salmon by trying out this Miso-Glazed Salmon recipe. It is simple, easy to make, perfectly flaky and juicy, and ready in just under 30 minutes.

top view of miso glazed salmon with broccoli and carrots

We love how versatile it is to cook salmon and all the different ways you can serve it up. We have loads of simple and healthy salmon recipes we will be sharing with your further down below but first, let’s talk about this miso-glazed salmon. This easy and healthy salmon filet recipe is prepared with simple pantry staple ingredients except for the miso paste which is readily found in the ethnic section at all grocery stores. Enjoy tender and juicy salmon when you make this delicious miso salmon. It is so tasty, pairs well with so many different side dishes, and is perfect to prepare ahead if you like to meal prep. This miso-glazed salmon is low in carbs and loaded with nutrients.

Why you will love this asian style salmon recipe

  • Very tasty: The Flavors of this miso-glazed salmon is out of this world good. Tender and flaky salmon with each bite.
  • Healthy: Taking your healthy eating habits to a whole new level. Made with healthy ingredients, loaded with protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Simple and easy: Making this salmon filet recipe is quite simple and easy with just a handful of readily available ingredients. Ready in just under 30 minutes,
  • Meal-prep friendly: If you like to meal prep, this miso-glazed salmon recipe will come in handy. You may even enjoy it cold if you don’t like to reheat food.
flaky salmon filet on a plate with veggies on the side on a white plate

Ingredients needed to make this simple miso-glazed salmon

  • salmon filets: you may use skinless or skin on salmon filets
  • miso paste: can be found at most grocery stores
  • soy sauce: use low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • ginger: please try to use fresh if possible, if not, they do sell fresh ginger in a paste like form.
  • garlic: use fresh garlic cloves instead garlic powder
  • honey: we prefer you use honey, but if you don’t have any on hand use maple syrup
  • lime or lemons
  • sesame oil: this ingredient is needed for the asian salmon glaze taste. If you need to improvise, use any other oil.
  • head broccoli: use fresh broccoli. They also have frozen fresh broccoli that is also ok to use. Thaw and drain ahead.
  • carrots: do not use canned carrots. you may add in any other veggies in place of carrots or broccoli.
  • Olive oil or avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • green onions to garnish, you may also garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley
  • sesame seeds is used to garnish.
ingredients to make the mizo glazed salmon

How to make this miso-glazed salmon at home

Preheat the oven to 425F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, prepare the salmon glaze: mix the miso paste with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey, lime juice, and sesame oil.

miso glaze being poured over salmon filets

Add the salmon to a bowl and stir in with this coating mixture. Allow it to sit over the counter for 10 minutes until you finish preparing the veggies.

Place the veggies on the prepared baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Season to taste, then give them a good stir.

fresh veggies chopped to be baked with salmon

Add in the miso-coated salmon fillets.

Bake for 18-22 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fillets), until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. 

Garnish with green onions and enjoy.

side shot of salmon filets baked with broccoli and carrots

Frequently asked questions

What is miso glaze made of?

Traditional Miso glaze is made of a combination soy sauce, miso paste, rice vingar or lime, sugar or honey, salt, and optional hot sauce. We skipped the hot sauce and jazzed it up with some fresh garlic and ginger.

How long can I marinate salmon in the fridge?

Salmon filets can be marinated anywhere between 30 minutes to 24 hours. in the fridge. We prefer not to marinate for a long time especially if the marinade is on the citrus side. For the mizo-glazed salmon, you do not need to marinate it for longer than 10-15 minutes.

Does Miso paste go bad?

If kept in the fridge, miso paste does not go bad. It is considered a preservative food that will keep well for a long time. The taste of miso paste should be just fine and good for up to one year in the fridge.

top view of miso salmon on a white plate with broccoli and carrots

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What to serve with this Miso-glazed Salmon

side shot of salmon filets on a sheet pan with veggies

Recipe notes and tips

  • Salmon: use either skin on or skinless salmon filets. You may also use frozen salmon filets. Thaw and drain.
  • Soy sauce: low sodium soy sauce is preferred. you can also use coconut aminos or tamari.
  • Go for fresh garlic instead of garlic powder
  • Honey: you need soemthing sweet. Typically brown sugar is used. You can use honey and if you don’t have honey use maple syrup.
  • Veggies: instead of fresh broccoli, if you have frozen fresh broccoli you can use frozen. Dont like broccoli or carrots, use any veggies of choice.
top view salmon filets on a plate with veggies

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top view of miso glazed salmon with broccoli and carrots

Miso Glazed Salmon

Tender and juicy salmon filets made with garlic, soy sauce, and miso paste glaze. Baked to perfection and ready in just under 30 minutes.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 425kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets x 5oz each, with or without skin
  • 1/4 cup white miso paste
  • 1/4 cup reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 2- inch piece ginger grated on the Microplane
  • 2 garlic cloves grated on the Microplane
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 lime juiced, or 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 medium head broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 medium carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • Optional: sesame seeds to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, prepare the salmon glaze: mix the miso paste with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey, lime juice, and sesame oil.
  • Add the salmon to a bowl and stir in with this coating mixture. Allow it to sit over the counter for 10 minutes until you finish preparing the veggies.
  • Place the veggies on the prepared baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Season to taste, then give them a good stir.
  • Add in the miso-coated salmon fillets.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fillets), until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Garnish with green onions and enjoy.

Notes

  • serving size: one salmon filet with 1 cup of veggies
  • use either skin on or skinless salmon filets
  • low sodium soy sauce is preferred 
  • go for fresh garlic instead of garlic powder
  • if you don’t have honey use maple syrup 
  • instead of fresh broccoli, if you have frozen fresh broccoli you can use frozen.

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 2180mg | Potassium: 1535mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6194IU | Vitamin C: 144mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 4mg
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