Miso Grilled Salmon Recipe – Japanese Cooking 101

In Japan, miso is not only used in soups but also as a marinade for fish and meats. Aside from the flavor it gives, it also makes the fish or meat tender. This recipe uses white miso, a type of miso that is milder in flavor compared to the darker miso varieties. The marinade also has sake and mirin which give a nice aroma to the dish. If you want a healthy, easy to prepare fish dish which you can serve your family and friends, then try this miso grilled salmon at home. This dish is perfect as an appetizer or with steamed rice, sautéed vegetables or salad on the side for a balanced meal.


• 3 salmon fillets
• ¼ cup of white miso paste
• 3 tbsp mirin
• 2 tbsp sake
• 1 tbsp sugar
• 1 tbsp soy sauce


This recipe takes about 20 minutes to make. The fish fillets need to marinate for at least 3 hours. Serves 3.

In a small bowl, mix mirin, sake, sugar, and soy sauce together.
Put salmon fillets in a baking dish and pour miso marinade over the fish fillets.
Cover the dish and place it in the refrigerator.
Let the fish marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Remove the fish fillets from the marinade and wipe off any excess marinade from the fish fillets.
Arrange fish fillets on a baking sheet lined with a lightly greased aluminum foil.
Bake in the oven at 425°F for 10-12 minutes.

Ideas And Tips:

• The marinade is also great for chicken.

• Since there is sugar in the marinade, you need to remove excess marinade from the fish before baking. The sugar will burn quickly while baking and give the fish a bitter taste.

Miso Grilled Salmon Recipe - Japanese Cooking 101
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