My family loves salmon. LOVES it. I think it’s my boys’ favorite type of fish (so far).
I try to prepare fish of some sort once a week, with salmon being a frequent choice. If you like eating salmon, then you must understand why we like it so much! It tastes good, it’s a nice meaty fish, and it’s really easy to prepare, especially with this Broiled Miso Salmon Filet recipe!
You’re probably thinking, “Miso? As in miso soup?” Yes, that would be correct!
The miso paste used in this salmon recipe is the same paste that is used in miso soup! Miso is, basically, fermented soy beans and has its roots in Japanese cuisine. Aside from that, all you need to know is that it is really tasty and adds amazing umami to dishes beyond miso soup!
If you haven’t tried broiling salmon before, there’s no better time to try than with this recipe. Ready in about 10 minutes, these miso salmon filets are ready to eat in no time! They are easy, healthy, satisfying, and tasty. Obviously, this recipe can’t go wrong! This is one of my weeknight go-to meals as it doesn’t require a whole lot of effort or thought and is a favorite in our house.
Marinating is not necessary to prepare the fish. Just make up the sauce, coat the salmon well on all sides, and broil. Alternatively, if you don’t want to broil, you can also roast the salmon at 425 deg F (220 C) for 10 minutes.
Because the miso sauce is so flavorful, the salmon is perfect when you pair it with some simple boiled Asian greens and rice. It’s a healthy, balanced, tasty meal all on one plate! Furthermore, if you happen to have any leftovers, you can re-purpose the salmon and use it to top a salad! I love salads with savory toppings and this tasty broiled miso salmon filet fits the bill perfectly.
If you’re looking for a simple, healthy, weeknight meal, you have to try broiled miso salmon. Go shopping for miso paste (located in the refrigerator section of your local Asian grocery store) and discover what this amazing ingredient can do! Try it out and leave me a comment below!
Broiled Miso Salmon Filets
- 1 lb. salmon filets
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbs miso paste
- 2 tbs mirin
- 1 tbs soy sauce (tamari or liquid aminos for GF)
- 1 tbs minced ginger
- 1 tsp honey
In small saucepan, toast sesame seeds over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch them closely and remove from heat once sesame seeds are a golden brown. Set aside.
In small bowl, combine miso paste, mirin, soy sauce, minced ginger, and honey. Mix well. Stir in toasted sesame seeds.
Preheat broiler. (Or, preheat oven to 425 deg F (220 C) if baking the salmon instead of broiling.)
Coat salmon filets well in miso sauce and place on lightly greased foil-lined baking pan. If using salmon filets with the skin on, place them skin side UP.
Broil a few inches away from the broiler, watching closely so the salmon does not burn. If baking, cook for 10 minutes in the center of the oven. (Time may need to be adjusted depending on how thick your filets are.)
Remove from oven and serve immediately.