Japanese Breakfast

The most important meal of the day, Japanese style!  Our keto version of a simple traditional Japanese breakfast includes salmon, miso soup, avocado, and sausages, and only takes 10 minutes to make!

My family and I love traditional Japanese breakfast consisting of salted salmon filets, some vegetables and miso soup.

Traditional low carb Japanese breakfast that consists of baked salmon, miso soup, sliced avocado, and Japanese style sausage served on a wooden serving board.

Of course, for this recipe, we left out the big bowl of rice and added some of our favorites like sausages and avocado to give you some ideas of how you can still enjoy a Japanese style breakfast while staying low carb.

It’s really all easy to make this Japanese breakfast you can’t get much healthier for your 1st meal of the day!

What is Keto Japanese Breakfast?

This recipe consists of baked salted salmon (shiozake), miso soup, Japanese sausages, and avocado.

Since we omitted the traditional rice that would be served with this meal, we added the avocado with healthy fats that will leave you full and satiated.

Traditional low carb Japanese breakfast that consists of baked salmon, miso soup, sliced avocado, and Japanese style sausage served on a wooden serving board, close up picture of salmon.

What’s the difference between Japanese and American sausages?

Japanese sausages have a slightly sweet and smokey flavor compared to American sausages which are salty with a blend of different spices.

Feel free to sub with your favorite sausage if you can’t get any Japanese sausages nearby.

What kind of salmon should I use to make Japanese breakfast?

Use Japanese salted salmon filets found in most Japanese grocery stores.  It’s a diagonally cut salmon filet consisting of the salmon belly and the midsection.

If you can’t find any nearby, simply pick up a salmon steak and cut it in half.  Then lightly salt it for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight.

Do you have any tips for making Japanese breakfast?

  • Avoid boiling miso soup. Miso soup’s nutritional benefits are lessened when it is boiled.
  • If you can’t find pre-salted salmon, sprinkle salt on salmon and leave marinating at least for 30 minutes before using.
  • Drizzle soy sauce or tamari soy sauce on avocado right before serving.

Traditional low carb Japanese breakfast that consists of baked salmon, miso soup, sliced avocado, and Japanese style sausage served on a wooden serving board, top down picture of salmon.

Do you have any other traditional Japanese recipes I can try?

Now, let’s get making this traditional low carb style Japanese Breakfast!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cook Time 5M
  • Total Time 10M
  • Net Carb/Serv 5g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Miso Soup

  • 1 Cup of Dashi
  • 1 tbsp Miso
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion

Salmon

  • 1/4 lbs Salted Salmon

Sausage

Avocado

  • 1 Whole Avocado
  • 1/8 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/16 tsp Salt

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Make 1 cup of Dashi and set aside on simmer.

3) In the meantime, place salmon on a silicone baking mat and bake for 7.5 minutes at 425F.  Note – if you’re using a salmon steak instead, make sure to very lightly salt prior to cooking or preferably, a couple of hours before.

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4) Chop green onions into thin slices and set aside.

5) Cut avocado and plate.  Here is how we cut our avocados.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and lightly drizzle 1/8 tsp Soy Sauce.

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6) Place Miso in a strainer and dissolve miso into Dashi Note – do not boil the miso otherwise it’ll lose the ‘umami’ and get very condensed.

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7) Cut Japanese sausage into 1/2″ slices.  Heat fry pan on medium high and cook sausages until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer cooked sausage to a serving plate and squeeze about 1 tsp of Kewpie Mayo to serve as dipping sauce.

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8) After the salmon is done cooking, transfer to the serving plate.

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9) Sprinkle in chopped green onions into the miso soup and serve.

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Hope you enjoy your Japanese Breakfast!

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Traditional low carb Japanese breakfast that consists of baked salmon, miso soup, sliced avocado, and Japanese style sausage served on a wooden serving board, top down picture of salmon.

 

Traditional low carb Japanese breakfast that consists of baked salmon, miso soup, sliced avocado, and Japanese style sausage served on a wooden serving board, close up picture of salmon.

 

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Japanese Breakfast

The most important meal of the day, Japanese style! Our keto version of a simple traditional Japanese breakfast includes salmon, miso soup, avocado, and sausages, and only takes 10 minutes to make!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: japanese breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 929kcal

Ingredients

Miso Soup

  • 1 Cup Dashi
  • 1 tbsp Miso
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion

Salmon

  • 1/4 lbs Salted Salmon

Sausage

  • 1 Sausage Japanese
  • 1 tsp Kewpie Mayo

Avocado

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/8 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/16 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Keto Low Carb Japanese Breakfast (1)
  • Make 1 cup of Dashi and set aside on simmer.
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  • In the meantime, place salmon on a silicone baking mat and bake for 7.5 minutes at 425F. Note - if you're using a salmon steak instead, make sure to lightly salt prior to cooking.
    Keto Low Carb Japanese Breakfast (2)
  • Chop green onions into thin slices and set aside.
    Keto Low Carb Japanese Breakfast (3)
  • Cut avocado and plate. Here is how we cut our avocados. Sprinkle lightly with salt and lightly drizzle 1/8 tsp Soy Sauce.
    Keto Low Carb Japanese Breakfast (21)
  • Place Miso in a strainer and dissolve Miso into dashi. Note - do not boil the Miso otherwise it'll lose the 'umami' and get very condensed.
    Keto Low Carb Japanese Breakfast (5)
  • Cut Japanese sausage into 1/2" slices. Heat fry pan on medium high and cook sausages until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer cooked sausage to a serving plate and squeeze about 1 tsp of Kewpie Mayo to serve as dipping sauce.
    Keto Low Carb Japanese Breakfast (8)
  • After the salmon is done cooking, transfer to the serving plate.
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  • Sprinkle in chopped green onions into the miso soup and serve.
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Nutrition

Calories: 929kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 2258mg | Potassium: 2264mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 4mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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