This Miso Ginger Salmon is one of my most favorite dishes at a local Japanese restaurant. It’s the perfect blend of salty and tangy and works like a dream with the slightly sweet and smoky salmon. Ideally, I’d cook this on a grill, but when I’m too busy (or lazy) to head out to my grill, a simple broiling in the oven works fantastically!

I love giving the fish a nice charred edge, and marinating the salmon beforehand really helps give it excellent flavor. Serve over steamed rice alongside some roasted vegetables or your favorite Asian-style salad.

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broiled miso salmon
Broiled Miso Ginger Salmon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
2 hrs
Total Time
15 mins
This classic Japanese recipe offers a deliciously easy way to enjoy one of the most healthiest fish - salmon. A salty, tangy, miso-ginger marinade gives the salmon a wonderfully authentic Japanese flavor!
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 238 kcal
  • 2 lbs salmon (cut into 6 fillets)
  • 1/4 cup white miso (fermented soybean paste)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger (minced)
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the miso, mirin, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
  2. Add in the salmon fillets, and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for 1-3 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil, and mist with cooking spray.
  4. Transfer the salmon to the baking sheet and place on the middle rack of oven. Broil 8 -10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and outside is slightly charred.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 salmon fillet
Each serving = 1 Point*

FINALIST # 2: BBQ Peach Bourbon Chicken - 1 Point

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value 

Nutrition Facts
Broiled Miso Ginger Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.2g17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g9%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 864mg38%
Potassium 486mg14%
Carbohydrates 9.2g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3.9g4%
Protein 26.1g52%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Could you make this recipe using red miso?
    I have some of that on hand.

    Thank you

    The recipe sounds delish!

    • Wendy

      Yes! Red Miso should work just fine.