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.

broiled miso salmon

Broiled Miso Ginger Salmon Recipe

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!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 2 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 238 kcal


  • 2 lbs salmon - (cut into 6 fillets)
  • ¼ cup white miso - (fermented soybean paste)
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • 2 garlic cloves - (minced)
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger - (minced)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the miso, mirin, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
  • Add in the salmon fillets, and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for 1-3 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil, and mist with cooking spray.
  • 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.


The entire recipe makes 6 servings
The serving size is 1 salmon fillet


Calories: 238 kcal (12%)Carbohydrates: 9.2 g (3%)Protein: 26.1 g (52%)Fat: 11.2 g (17%)Saturated Fat: 1.5 g (9%)Cholesterol: 50 mg (17%)Sodium: 864 mg (38%)Potassium: 486 mg (14%)Fiber: 1 g (4%)Sugar: 3.9 g (4%)Calcium: 40 mg (4%)Iron: 1.3 mg (7%)
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  1. Could you make this recipe using red miso?
    I have some of that on hand.

    Thank you

    The recipe sounds delish!

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