Versatile miso (fermented soybean paste) keeps for months in the refrigerator and adds instant flavor to soups, sauces, dips, marinades and salad dressings. In general, the lighter the miso, the milder and sweeter its flavor. Light miso is the key to the wonderful flavor of this salmon. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2004

Elizabeth Hiser
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Position oven rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray.

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  • Toast sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.

  • Whisk miso, mirin, soy sauce (or tamari), ginger and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl until smooth.

  • Place salmon fillets, skin-side down, in the prepared pan. Brush generously with the miso mixture. Broil salmon, 3 to 4 inches from the heat source, until opaque in the center, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Transfer the salmon to warmed plates and garnish with the reserved sesame seeds, scallions and cilantro (or parsley).

Tips

Ingredient Note: Miso paste, mirin and tamari are available in health-food stores and Asian markets.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; 20.1 g total fat; 78 mg cholesterol; 425 mg sodium. 3.8 g carbohydrates; 29.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2019
A great new flavor for salmon, also easy. I used dark miso an it was still great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2019
This was delicious. I paired it with charred, garlic broccoli, and it was perfect. I didn't make any changes to the recipe. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/17/2019
I m confused as to how no one else s miso burned? I only broiled it 6 mins in the upper third of the rack and it was completely black... I don t even think my family will pick off the burnt part and eat it. Sad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2017
This recipe was delicous. I didn't have any miron but I used 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 Tbsp of water and 1/2 tsp honey as a replacement. I also used a dark miso. I will for sure make this again as I'm always looking for ways to keep salmon interesting. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/19/2016
I wanted to love this recipe but unfortunately nobody in my family (including me) liked it. The main comment was that it was way over-seasoned. I think a very light basting of the fish might work before broiling but there are a lot of flavors competing and really you just want the taste of the fish coming through. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2016
10 out of 10. This is an amazing meal. Follow it directly and you will not be disappointed. Incredible umami flavor to this salmon. Had it with rice and green beans and it was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. WELL DONE! I wonder if this would be good on chicken as well? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
A starting point for a wonderful dinner Sometimes I have to use a recipe as a starting point for what I prepare. I did this recipe substituting darker miso for light and chopped red onions for scallions. I also had only a few drops of mirin so I added a splash of white wine. That's what you have to do when you like the ingredients in a recipe but do not have all of them on hand. I always skin the salmon making it 1000% easier to serve and reducing the cooking time a bit. Finally I use a pyrex baking dish with a very light coating of olive oil rather than lining a baking dish with aluminum foil. No wasted aluminum foil and just as easy cleanup. Now I want to go out and get the missing ingredients and prepare the recipe more or less as given. Betcha it will be excellent! Pros: Tasty not hard to prepare Cons: None! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is now a regular dish in our house! We love to make it for just us or when a group of friends comes over! The Cheesecake Factory has something similar for 1600 cals so to make it even better for an 1/8th of that is stupendous! Abby Woodland Hills CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Truly excellent. Made it for the family tonite to rave reviews. The sesame seeds and cilantro made it! Thanks Jon Shelburne VT Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
It was so easy to find on the website and very easy to prepare. Taste just like what I ate at the Cheesecake factory! Glad I found this website as I will use it many times over and over. Paula Paula San Antonio TX Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Delicious!! I love this recipe and have made it a couple times to rave reviews. My 4 year-old loves this as well. Make it!! S Fan Fullerton CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
The salmon was delicious. The glaze was tasty and looked appealing. Anonymous Oxford CT Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
It was easy to make and very good! It's really quick to make as well. Great recipe! Yuki Oklahoma City OK Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was excellent! I finally was able to locate miso in my grocery store and this was the first recipe that I have made with it. It is a definite repeater in our house as we eat a lot of salmon. Sally Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I loved it I might use a little less miso next time would definately make again. I substituted dried ginger as I didn't have fresh on hand. Served with sauteed spinach. Anonymous Mpls MN Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Excellent! I made it for my book club and it was a total success. Although I was concerned that sauce might be too strong I brushed a lot of it on the salmon. It was perfect. I was surprised at how the scallions added to the dish. Next time will have some extra scallions to pass around. Anonymous Chevy Chase MD Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was delicious! I didn't have mirin so I used rice vinegar and brown rice miso. I served it with steamed broccoli and brown rice and it was a hit with the whole family! I will definitely make it again! Elisa Switzerland Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Awesome This marinade/ glaze is so great that I use it for all types of fish like whiting or corvino as well. I skip the sesame seeds and use red miso instead of the white which has a more intense flavor. Pros: easy juicy flavorful Cons: Miso sometimes hard to find Read More