Taste the exquisite flavors of our Japanese Miso Salmon recipe, featuring succulent salmon marinated in a savory miso blend with a touch of Japanese sake.
This restaurant-quality dish is a breeze to make at home, offering a perfect balance of umami and sweetness.
Say goodbye to overpriced restaurant meals and treat yourself to this delightful creation!
What is Japanese Miso Salmon ?
Japanese Miso Salmon is a delightful dish featuring salmon fillet marinated in a savory miso marinade base, following the traditional Japanese preparation for baked salmon.
This recipe is incredibly easy to make with minimal prep, comprising only 5 ingredients.
It’s perfect for meal prep, and while traditionally made with mirin, our version offers the option to use a low-carb sweetener.
Plus, it’s a healthy and protein-packed meal rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
What does Japanese miso marinated salmon taste like?
Japanese miso marinated salmon offers a delightful taste experience with its savory and tender profile, brimming with umami flavors.
What ingredients do I need to make Japanese miso marinated salmon?
- Salmon – skinless and boneless salmon fillets.
- Miso – awase brown miso works best for miso marinate.
- Japanese Sake – typically will come in a large bottle labeled junmai sake. Can also substitute with dry sherry wine or Chinese cooking wine, found at local grocery stores or Asian markets.
- Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
- Soy Sauce –low-sodium soy sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free and coconut aminos for keto. Green Onion – fresh chopped green onion scallions.
- Rice – bowl of rice of choice, use cauliflower rice for low carb.
What kind of miso works the best for marinating?
There are 3 types of miso:
- White Miso – the mildest and has a sweet, nutty and savory.
- Red Miso – has a more robust and salty flavor.
- Brown Miso – known as awese miso, it’s the best balance between salty, sweet and having the most umami flavor.
Brown awase miso works best for miso marinade.
What are the instructions to make Japanese miso marinated salmon?
Begin by mixing miso paste, sweetener, and Japanese sake in a mixing bowl. Transfer this marinade into a ziplock bag, add the salmon fillet, and refrigerate for 24-96 hours.
When ready to cook, wash off the marinade, bake the salmon in the oven at 425°F for 8 minutes or until the meat easily flakes off with a fork.
Serve it atop rice and garnish with green onions.
Meal Prepping – store the marinated Japanese miso salmon in the freezer after it has soaked in the flavorful miso marinade. You can freeze it along with the marinade or wash off the marinade before freezing.
What to serve with miso marinated salmon?
Miso marinated salmon is a savory and flavorful main dish that pairs wonderfully with sides that complement its lightness. Consider serving it with options like:
- Rice of Choice
- Steamed Vegetables
- Stir Fry Vegetables
- Garden Salad
- Asian Style Pickles
How to store leftovers?
Leftover Japanese miso marinated salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge, where it will stay fresh for 5-7 days.
When you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply reheat it in the microwave for a quick and delicious meal.
What is the nutrition information for this miso marinated salmon recipe?
- 283 Calories
- 11g Carbohydrates
- 6g Fiber
- 28g Protein
- 13g Fat
- 77mg Cholesterol
- 664mg Sodium
- 588mg Potassium
- 19mg Calcium
- 1mg Iron
- 250ui Vitamin A
- 1mg Vitamin C
Looking for other miso marinated recipes?
- Japanese Miso Black Cod Gindara
- Garlic Miso Chicken Wings
- Miso Pork Belly Kimchi Wrap
- Korean BBQ Garlic Marinated Pork Belly
Now, let’s get making this Japanese Miso Salmon recipe!
- Prepping Time 5M
- Marination Time 24H
- Cooking Time 8M
- Total Time 24H13M
- Net Carb/Serving ~5g
- Servings 2
1) Gather all the ingredients.
2) Pat dry salmon with a paper towel. Cut salmon into 1 inch thick slices and place into a ziplock bag.
4) After marination, wash off excess marinade and pat salmon dry with paper towel.
5) Place salmon on a silicone baking mat or baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer salmon into the oven and cook at 425F for 8 minutes.
6) Meanwhile, in a large fry pan, melt butter on high heat. Once the butter is melted, add cauliflower rice and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring frequently or until desired tenderness. Transfer to serving bowl and set aside. Note – skip this step if using traditional rice.
7) Finely chop green onions and set aside.
8) Once salmon is done, top with green onions and on top of rice.
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Japanese Miso Salmon
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Pat dry salmon with a paper towel. Cut salmon into 1 inch thick slices and place into a ziplock bag.
- In a small bowl, combine Miso, Japanese Sake, Soy Sauce and sweetener. Mix well, pour marinade into ziplock bag and seal. You will need to marinate between 24 - 96 hours in a fridge.
- After marination, wash off excess marinade and pat salmon dry with paper towel.
- Place salmon on a silicone baking mat or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Transfer salmon into the oven and cook at 425F for 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large fry pan, melt butter on high heat. Once the butter is melted, add cauliflower rice and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring frequently or until desired tenderness. Transfer to serving bowl and set aside. Note - skip this step if using traditional rice.
- Finely chop green onions and set aside.
- Once salmon is done, top with green onions and serve on top of rice.
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