Salmon with Miso Glaze

Miso-glazed salmon with rice and spinach

Salmon is a great weeknight meal — filling but not too heavy. Adding a miso glaze is perfect whether you’re cooking the salmon in the oven or on the grill. Glaze the salmon a few times during the cooking process to deepen the sweet and salty flavor.

Best of all, this is a fast meal. You can have dinner on the table in under thirty minutes.

Make sure you buy gluten-free miso. Some brands include barley or wheat. If you’re looking for other ideas for using up the miso you bought, here are some suggestions.

Salmon with Miso Glaze

Miso-glazed salmon with rice and spinach

By Kassia Krozser Published: September 29, 2014

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 15 mins

This fast, easy recipe packs a lot of flavor, looks like it took a lot of effort, and is ready in under thirty minutes.



  1. Preheat broiler or start grill.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with a lightly oiled piece of foil or parchment. If grilling, lightly oil foil before placing it on the grill for the salmon.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the miso paste, mirin (if using), brown sugar or honey, soy sauce, and ginger. Add red pepper flakes to taste.
  4. Place salmon fillets, skin-side down, on the oil or parchment Brush generously with the miso glaze.
  5. Broil salmon, 3 to 4 inches from the heat source, until opaque in the center, 6 to 8 minutes. If grilling grill on medium-high (about 400 degrees) for 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Once or twice during cooking, apply another coating of glaze.
  7. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

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2 thoughts on “Salmon with Miso Glaze”

  1. no, not all miso is gluten free, though i am not sure why. i always make sure the paste i buy is marked as GF to reduce the chances of problems. i have found gluten-free miso at whole foods and my local grocery store, so it is generally pretty easy to locate.

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