Miso Salmon

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Miso Salmon

How to: make this EPIC miso salmon! This is one of my go-to recipes that we make almost WEEKLY. I love to serve the salmon with my sesame green onion ginger dressing, and white rice topped with furikake. Just a dream. I love how perfect + simple this salmon recipe is. Above all, it’s so classic, easy ingredients and just. the best, ever. Promise.

In conclusion: this will most definitely go on your weeknight rotation.

If you follow me on Instagram @lindseyeatsla, you know I post this miso salmon ALL. THE. TIME. The recipe is finally here!

How I make my miso salmon perfect every single time:

  1. Firstly, use high quality Atlantic salmon. I prefer it without skin on, however you can get that as well if you prefer! (just as delicious)
  2. Secondly, marinate for up to 30 mins, helps get all the flavors in together. However, If you’re in a pinch, it can definitely be cooked immediately.
  3. Thirdly, making sure your cook time is JUST right. For the perfect flakey, tender inside with a crispy exterior, I work with 400 degrees, 15 minutes in the top rack and then 5 minutes of broil in the top rack on high. Those are the magic numbers. However, what also makes this recipe foolproof, is I definitely keep an eye on it when it’s broiling. Depending on the thickness of the filet, I might take it out at 3-4 minutes instead of 5.  You want to see browning and charring on the top, but not burned. Of course this varies with your oven as well, so definitely experiment with this but for me, that’s definitely the perfect time and temp!

Miso Salmon

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Miso Salmon

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  • 3 salmon filets, about 1.2lb salmon, bones removed
  • 3 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon ponzu
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sake


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix your marinade of miso, mirin, ponzu, soy sauce, sesame oil and sake. Mix well until all combined.
  • NOTE: For the salmon, make sure the bones are removed.
  • Marinate with your 3 salmon filets - up to 30 minutes. But you can also bake right away if needed.
  • After marinating, place your salmon on a sheet tray with parchment, skin side down.
  • Place in the top rack of your oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, set your oven to high broil, and broil for 4-5 minutes until crisp on the top.
  • Remove and let cool for 1-2 minutes. Top with furikake, sesame seeds and serve with steamed white rice!
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Miso Salmon

Keep up with me on Instagram @lindseyeatsla! 

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  1. 5 stars
    This dish is such a no brained and I looked like a kitchen goddess thanks to Lindsey and this recipe. The cooking technique (15/5) had the most perfect results.