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

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Yield: 2


Broiled salmon with a sweet, savory ginger miso glaze. Serve with scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds for a beautiful presentation.


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


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and generously coat the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together miso, mirin, tamari and ginger in a small bowl until smooth.
  3. Place salmon fillets, skin-side down on the prepared baking pan. Spoon miso mixture generously over each piece of salmon.
  4. 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.

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  1. Fancy new kitchen! You’ll have to cook up some of that great looking salmon there and serve it on your dining room table 🙂 Would make the perfect dinner party dish.

  2. That is a BEAUTIFUL kitchen!!!

    I love Clean Eating magazine. It has so many recipes you can seriously make a new recipe each night of the month. And many have become my favorite go tos. Another thing I love is they do weekly menues and shopping lists.

    Congrats on the new house!

  3. nice kitchen! looks nice and big!…i like the magazine body + soul…it’s usually got some pretty good recipes…plus tons of other stuff!!!

  4. what is better looking: the kitchen or salmon? I’m going to say the counters win this one (marginally of course); what a beautiful spot for you to cook!
    Real Simple has great suggestions

  5. What a beautiful and healthy meal…and I am so jealous of your new kitchen. I’m sure you will put it to good use, and I can’t wait to see all your yummy recipes. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Oh girl, you are going to love that kitchen! Speaking from experience, moving from a no dishwasher/no garbage disposal old fan kitchen to new granite countertops and fabulous appliances is like heaven! It feels surreal for a few weeks haha. Where is the new place, close to downtown??

  7. Wow, that salmon does look and sound amazing! Salmon is probably my favorite meal.

    Congrats on the house news. That is one gorgeous kitchen! (most important room of the house!)

    Have a great day girl.

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