Broiled Miso Salmon, I’m a little obsessed with this dish (my favorite fish!). It’s perfectly charred on the edges with crisp skin and the sweet miso marinade is to die for!
It also happens to be a super easy dinner – marinade it overnight with 3 ingredients, then broil it the next day, it’s ready in under 10 minutes! I served this with yesterday’s Asian chopped salad but this is also great with rice, quinoa or even cauliflower “fried rice”.
White miso (fermented soybean paste) will keep for several months in the refrigerator. It’s also great used in soups, salad dressings and marinades. If you’re not a fan of salmon, this would also work great with black cod fillets or Arctic Char.
Broiled Miso Salmon
- 1 pound wild salmon, skin-on, cut into 4 equal portions
- 1/4 cup white miso, available at amazon, or Asian, gourmet markets
- 1/2 cup mirin
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 scallion, green parts only, thinly sliced
- In a small bowl, combine miso, mirin, garlic and ginger.
- Pour 1/4 of the marinade in a shallow dish or glass pie plate, place fish flesh-side down, and top with remaining marinade. Place in refrigerator and allow to marinade at least 6 hours or up to overnight.
- Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat oven to broil high.
- Transfer fish to a sheet pan lined with foil. Discard excess marinade.
- Place fish on the second rack from the top and broil 6-7 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- If you wish to serve the fish without the skin, carefully slide a fish spatula between the skin and flesh.
- Top with scallions and serve.
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87 comments on “Broiled Miso Salmon”
can you make this in the air fryer?
I cooked this on the grill and it was delicious!
Tina: Please reconcile the comment “best if overnight” with “ Fish can develop an unpleasant texture if marinated too long. Keep the salmon in the marinade for no longer than 30 minutes.” Doesn’t the salmon develop an unpleasant texture?
Confusing instructions. In one place you write to marinate no longer than 30 minutes. In another, it’s 6 hours to overnight? Hoping the 30 minutes Is correct because that’s what I’m about to do. Please fix.
Best if over night
Am I reading this post wrong. You state to not marinate salmon longer than 30 minutes because it will develop an unpleasant texture but the recipe says to marinate 6 hours? Confused….
Overnight for salmon or other fish?I read it as 30 minutes for salmon, overnight for other fish, but wanted to verify! ISorry! Still confused 🙂
My husband is NOT a fish lover, so this was a risk – a risk that paid off! He said it was OUTSTANDING!
Thanks so much! (btw – made it in the air fryer, per your recommendation 400deg for 7 min. I had preheated the air fryer so I think I could have taken it out at 6, but it was still awesome!
Can I use miso soup instead of paste?
This was amazing! Best salmon recipe to date. We made your asian salad with it and then white rice and tossed it all together on our plates. So good!
Just had this tonight. OMG! So good!
Love all the recpies, however I think this one missed the mark. I’m not quite sure I like the flavor.
Made this tonight and it was fantastic! The marinade was delicious! And broiling the fish was so easy. I’m goong to start doing that more often!
I bought red miso by accident! Will it be the same?
I used red and loved it. I don’t know if white would be different.
I just made this today and it was yummy! The edges of my salmon didn’t caramelize like your pictures and mine still has the sauce on top. Not pretty as yours but taste is great. Happy tummy.
I think I’m going to try it in my air fryer. Seems like a good candidate! Have you perhaps already tried it?
Sure, cook it 400F 7 minutes.
Is there a recipe for the beautiful salad pictured with this salmon? It looks delicious
I wanted to know the same thing!!
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Just made the marinade for this and cant get over how delicious it tastes! Not sure I’ll be able to wait until tomorrow to try the Salmon. This is my firs time using Mirin, but probably wont be the last. I’m new to your website, and have found so many recipes I want to try. Thank you!
I am not a salmon lover, do you think this marinade would work with mahi mahi or mackerel? I don’t see why it wouldn’t.
WOW this was amazing. This is going on my regular rotation. So difficult not to gobble up tomorrow’s lunch portion!