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My favorite recipe for simple, baked Miso Salmon with Sesame, ginger and scallions! It is baked in the oven on a sheet pan along with your choice of seasonal veggies or a side of Asian Slaw for a fast, healthy weeknight dinner that can be made in under 25 minutes!
I have woven a parachute out of everything broken. ~William Stafford
This Japanese-inspired, Miso Salmon recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when time is short. The Miso Salmon is baked in the oven alongside seasonal veggies. It can be marinated ahead of time for an even speedier supper!
Here I’m using fresh snow peas and fresh peas. But If you can’t find fresh peas- use frozen, or try other quick-cooking veggies- asparagus, bell pepper, edamame, bok choy, or even green beans, they all make terrific substitutes!
I love the mild flavor of White Miso Paste here- but use any miso you have on hand. They all will work! Make a double batch of the miso salmon marinade, saving half for another use (think chicken breast, shrimp, or tofu filets) for later on down the week.
Miso Salmon Ingredients:
- sesame oil
- miso paste
- honey or brown sugar or maple
- fresh ginger
- optional: liquid smoke
Why this recipe works:
- It’s fast and easy!
- Simple ingredients but BIG flavor!
- Adaptable- can use different fish and different veggies!
Hope you enjoy this Miso Salmon.
Serve it up with the crunchy Asian Slaw, Cucumber Salad or the Kyoto Sweet Potatoes for a healthy hearty dinner!
Other recipes you may enjoy:
- Cucumber Salad
- Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw
- Kyoto Style Sweet Potatoes with Miso, Ginger and Scallions
- Perfect Grilled Salmon
- Simple Salmon Cakes
- Roasted Pomegranate Miso Salmon
- Teriyaki Salmon with Baby Bok Choy
- 20 Simple Healthy Fish & Seafood Recipes
Miso Salmon Recipe
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: main
- Method: sheet-pan dinner
- Cuisine: northwest
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup Mirin (or sub 1 1/2 tablespoons honey and 2 1/2 tablespoons water)
- 2 tablespoons miso paste
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar, honey or maple
- 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely minced or use ginger paste.
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- optional: 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke (if you like smoky flavor)
- 2 x 4 to 6-ounce pieces of salmon ( or black cod or sea bass)
- pinch salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon orange zest- optional
- 1–2 cups fresh shelled spring peas ( or sub shelled edamame)
- 2–3 cups fresh snow or snap peas, or sub asparagus or french green beans
- garnish: scallions and sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Place marinade ingredients in a very small bowl and whisk.
- On a parchment-lined sheet pan, to one side, place the spring peas and snap peas. Pat the salmon dry and brush liberally with the marinade on all sides, spooning a little extra over the top.
- Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle any remaining marinade over the veggies and give a quick toss ( or toss with olive oil, salt and pepper)
- Bake 12-15 minutes, or until the desired doneness, keeping in mind thicker cuts of salmon will take longer, thinner cuts shorter. If you have a broiler, broil for 2 minutes at the end to caramelize the top of the salmon.
- Divide the veggies among two bowls, top each with a piece of salmon.
- Garnish with scallions & sesame seeds.
You can roast other veggies too- strips of bell pepper, thin wedges of cabbage, thin wedges of bok choy. Just take salmon out when done, and continue roasted veggies until tender.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 562
- Sugar: 32.2 g
- Sodium: 865 mg
- Fat: 20.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 55.7 g
- Fiber: 15.3 g
- Protein: 40.1 g
- Cholesterol: 57.9 mg
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Ok, to be fair, I only did half this recipe as we already had some veggies planned, I just needed a simple, Asian-themed salmon glaze to go with them and wow, this was perfect! Definitely looking forward to trying it as written and also to having it on hand whenever we have random veg to use up.
Glad you enjoyed!
Question: when and where do you use the orange zest?
I sprinkle it over top before it bakes. 🙂
So delicious! I grilled my salmon and had it with a simple green salad and cucumbers and jasmin rice with Furikake I had just bought at Trader Joe’s. Topped the green salad with some homemade asian pickles. My husband could not stop eating! Thank you for another excellent recipe!
Sounds perfect Oak!
This is divine. I have made this multiple times now in less than a week and I love it. Instead of the veggies listed, I have been sautéing what I have on hand which has been onions and kale. I start with onions until they have a little color and then adding kale to the pan and cooking that with the extra marinade too. So so so good. Thank you
Sounds great! So glad you are enjoying.
I needed a quick glaze for salmon and this one did the trick. I wanted to lick my plate after the fish was gone. It was a perfect balance of sweet, salty and zesty from the garlic and ginger and it paired perfectly with the salmon.
Thanks Betsy, this is our favorite!