Miso Broiled Salmon


This miso broiled salmon with fresh ginger, scallions and a sweet, savory miso glaze is so easy to make and it tastes like something you’d order at a fancy restaurant!

Two pieces of miso broiled salmon with sesame seeds and scallions on top.

This recipe was originally posted in 2010, but I am reposting it because it’s been updated and the photos are new. Enjoy!

A few weeks ago I spotted this recipe for Broiled Salmon with a Miso Glaze in an email from Fitness Magazine and decided it would a good way to use some of the miso I had on hand. I hit up Whole Food’s for fresh salmon, ginger, scallions and of course came home with some other necessities goodies as well.

Two pieces of raw salmon on a white plate

We got dinner together in all of 15 minutes. Seriously! The fish required a simple sauce and about eight minutes of cooking. While the salmon was broiling I heated up a little frozen edamame and organic brown rice. And voila — a delicious dinner was served.

Two pieces of cooked miso salmon on a large ceramic plate.

The salmon was excellent! Isaac and I both couldn’t stop marveling over how good it tasted. The flavor from the miso glaze really infused itself into the fish and although the top got a little crispy from the boiler — those bites were actually my favorite.

Just in case you’re unfamiliar, miso is a fermented soybean (or chickpea) paste. It’s used frequently in Japanese cooking, keeps for months in the fridge and adds a savory, salty flavor to soups, sauces, marinades and salad dressings.  Typically the lighter the miso, the milder and sweeter its flavor. This recipe works great with white miso, which is the mildest variety you’ll find. Look for miso in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. You may need to go to a speciality store or Asian market to find it.

Up close shot of miso broiled salmon on a ceramic plate.

If you like salmon I would HIGHLY recommend trying this miso broiled salmon recipe — it tasted like something you would pay $25-30 a plate for at a nice restaurant. On top of that, it’s healthy and easy to make at home!!

Miso Broiled Salmon

5 from 6 votes
Broiled salmon with a sweet, savory ginger miso glaze. Serve with scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds for a beautiful presentation.
Two pieces of miso broiled salmon with sesame seeds and scallions on top.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 tablespoon mirin*, or rice wine vinegar
  • teaspoons reduced sodium tamari
  • teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 4 ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • teaspoons gomasio, or toasted sesame seeds


  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and generously coat the foil with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together miso, mirin, tamari and ginger in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Place salmon fillets, skin-side down on the prepared baking pan. Spoon miso mixture generously over each piece of salmon.
  • Broil the salmon until just cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes depending on size. Garnish with scallions, cilantro and gomasio. Serve immediately.


*Mirin is a sweet, low-alcohol rice wine that can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store. If you can’t find it rice wine vinegar will work as a substitute.
Recipe adapted from Fitness Magazine.


Serving: 1 filet Calories: 262kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 35g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 83mg Sodium: 904mg Potassium: 625mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: miso broiled salmon


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    1. Amy Maidenberg
      July 18, 2021 AT 10:21 pm

      5 stars
      That was super delicious and so easy to prepare! Win-win!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 19, 2021 AT 11:14 am

        Woo!! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit, Amy! Thanks so much for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Luna Regina
      March 15, 2021 AT 2:58 am

      5 stars
      Yum. I have a miso salmon recipe I use, but it’s my first time coming across the white one!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 15, 2021 AT 3:06 pm

        You’ll have to let me know if you try it and what you think! 🙂

    3. Stephanie
      November 21, 2020 AT 10:03 am

      5 stars
      I really love this recipe and TOTALLY agree that it could fetch $25-30 for a plate if served in a restaurant. The best part is how simple it is to make. It is delightful served with some asparagus pan fried with butter.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 21, 2020 AT 6:55 pm

        Yay! So glad this recipe was a hit, Stephanie. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    4. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      June 22, 2016 AT 4:58 pm

      Fresh ginger and salmon sounds incredible. Thank you for the recipe.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 22, 2016 AT 6:54 pm

        Of course! Thanks Lauren. 🙂

    5. taramdeal
      June 21, 2016 AT 5:54 pm

      while I don’t have the ingredients for the miso sauce, I think I may try the method of broiling the salmon. Sounds absolutely wonderful!

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