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A platter of miso salmon fillets topped with sesame seeds and green onions.

Miso Salmon

This miso salmon is fresh fish fillets soaked in a flavorful marinade, then broiled to perfection and topped with sesame seeds. A unique and delicious main course option that takes just minutes to put together!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 274kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/4 pounds salmon cut into 4 fillets
  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1/4 cup mirin can also use sake
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds black, white or both
  • 2 tablespoons green onions thinly sliced
  • cooking spray


  • Place the miso, mirin, brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the salmon fillets to the bowl and spoon the marinade over the top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
  • Preheat the broiler. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the salmon fillets on the sheet pan and spoon any excess marinade over the top.
  • Broil for 8-10 minutes or until salmon is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve.



Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg