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
By September 29, 2014Published:
- 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.
- 2 tablespoons white miso paste if you only have red, no worries; the flavor will be a bit earthier, but still delicious
- 2 tablespoons mirin optional
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
- 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
- red pepper flakes to taste
- 4 salmon fillets approximately 1/3 - 1/2 pound each
- toasted sesame seeds for garnish
- Preheat broiler or start grill.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place salmon fillets, skin-side down, on the oil or parchment Brush generously with the miso glaze.
- 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.
- Once or twice during cooking, apply another coating of glaze.
- Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.