Miso Glazed Salmon

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Miso glazed salmon is one of my staple “I don’t know what to make and I don’t have any time” meals. It is easy, quick and oh so tasty. Seriously, it just doesn’t seem right that you can make something so good, so quickly.

miso glazed salmonI always have salmon in the freezer. After it is thawed this takes 20 minutes start to finish. My kids love it. It is healthy. I just don’t know what else I can say, except. MAKE IT!

If you aren’t familiar with miso, lemme tell you about it. Miso is a Japanese staple. It is a paste made from fermented soy beans, but don’t let that put you off. It is salty and savory with a delicious umami flavor. You can find it in many grocery stores in the refrigerated section. It comes in several varieties or colors.  The lighter the color, the milder the flavor. I’ve only ever used yellow and white and like both. It keeps for a really long time in the refrigerator. Stretch yourself and try some. Well maybe don’t just scoop it on a spoon like peanut butter. It’s probably not great that way.

Use the miso to make a glaze and spread it on the fish. Then bake it. If you want a little crispness to the glaze, turn on the broiler for last 1 or 2 minutes, but watch it carefully.

Serve this with rice and vegetables and you’ve got a killer, quick and healthy meal!


miso glazed salmon

Miso Glazed Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Miso Glazed Salmon


  • 1 salmon filet, about 1 pound
  • 2 tablespoons white or yellow miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey or brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. In a small bowl mix the miso, soy sauce and honey or brown sugar.
  3. Cut salmon filet into individual serving sizes.
  4. Spread miso mixture over each of the portions. Try to keep it on the salmon, any excess on the baking sheet will burn.
  5. Place on a foiled lined baking sheet.
  6. Place in the oven for 15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
  7. If you want a little more crisp to the glaze, turn on the broiler for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

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