Miso Glazed Salmon is a quick, easy, flavorful and healthy entree that the whole family loves! The salmon is marinated in miso glaze before being baked to tender, flaky perfection. It’s caramelized with even more glaze right at the end of cook time for the very best flavor!

Fully cooked salmon filets are in a skillet.

Miso Glazed Salmon

Miso glazed salmon is one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon filets! The glaze is salty, savory, and just sweet enough to balance it all out perfectly. I recently paired it with Asian cucumber salad and all I can say is wow. Everything was so boldly flavored that I forgot my dinner was on the healthier side! Salmon’s one of my favorite proteins to eat, especially with this recipe.

What really sends this recipe over the top is the marinating step. Salmon marinates in the miso glaze for just 30 minutes to really soak in all of that insanely good flavor that comes from ingredients like miso paste, brown sugar, soy sauce and more. After it bakes to perfection, the salmon is then brushed with a little more glaze to create that mouthwatering caramelized effect.

Baking the salmon with this easy method ensures the best tender and flaky salmon every single time. Also, I recommend using a meat thermometer if you have one! It takes all of the guesswork out of cooking meats like this. Once the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 125°F, it’s safe and ready to eat. Perfectly cooked salmon is easy to achieve with this simple process!

A whole salmon filet is cut into several pieces.

How to Make Miso Glazed Salmon

This miso salmon recipe is so easy to make. For full step by step instructions, just scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page!

  1. Prepare the salmon. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Make the glaze. Mix together miso paste, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine, ginger, vinegar and sesame oil.
  3. Marinate. Place the salmon filets in a shallow dish. Pour half of the glaze all over the fish and save the other half for later. Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Prepare for baking. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a large oven safe skillet in the oven and let it heat up for 5 minutes.
  5. Bake. Bake the salmon skin side down for 10-12 minutes. Then, brush with the reserved glaze and broil for 2 minutes or until caramelized. Salmon is fully cooked and safe to eat once it reaches 125°F on an instant read thermometer.
  6. Enjoy! Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
A rubber brush has coated the salmon in glaze.

Ingredients For Miso Glazed Salmon

Let’s take a quick look at your shopping list before you head to the store:

  • Salmon – You can either cut a whole salmon filet into 3 pieces or purchase individual filets that are already cut. If you buy frozen salmon, let it slowly defrost in the fridge prior to marinating.
  • Miso Paste – You should be able to find this at your local grocery store or Asian market.
  • Brown Sugar – Feel free to add more or less of this to control the amount of sweetness in the glaze.
  • Soy Sauce – Low sodium soy sauce is preferred to tame the salty flavor. Coconut aminos or tamari are also great options.
  • Rice Wine – The slightly sour and sweet flavor this lends to the glaze is incredible!
  • Minced Ginger – If possible, try to use fresh ginger for the very best flavor. Dried ginger will also work in a pinch.
  • Black Vinegar – If you’re in a bind and can’t find any black vinegar, use balsamic vinegar.
  • Sesame Oil – This has a subtle nutty flavor that really can’t be replicated by any other oil.
A forkful of salmon has been removed from a whole filet.

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Fully cooked salmon filets are in a skillet.

Get the Recipe: Miso Salmon Recipe

Miso Glazed Salmon is a flavorful and easy-to-make dish where salmon fillets are marinated in a sweet and savory miso mixture before being baked or broiled. The glaze caramelizes to create a beautiful, flavorful crust while the salmon remains tender and flaky.
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  • 3 pounds salmon, cut into 6 portions
  • 3/4 cup miso paste
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon black vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Chopped green onions, sesame seeds, optional


  • 1 baking sheet


  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, add the miso paste, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine, ginger, vinegar and sesame oil. Whisk to combine.
  • Transfer the salmon to a shallow dish and pour half the marinade over the fish. Marinade for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Heat a large skillet in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the salmon from the marinade and transfer to the skillet, skin side down.
  • Bake the salmon for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is opaque. Brush with the reserved marinade and broil on high for 2 minutes or until caramelized and the salmon registers 125˚F on an instant read thermometer.
  • Transfer to a plate and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
Calories: 438kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 50g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 1888mg, Potassium: 1220mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 121IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 3mg