Miso Salmon

This is easily one of my favourite fish dishes. It’s delicious, so easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients. All you need to do is make the 3-ingredient glaze, marinate the salmon for a few hours, then roast it to charred perfection. Served with steamed sushi rice and greens, it’s the perfect weeknight meal.

  • Author: zenak
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 500g salmon half side
  • optional toppings: sesame seeds and spring onions


  1. Whisk the white miso paste, mirin and sugar until smooth and well-incorporated. Place the salmon in a wide, shallow bowl. Add the marinade and turn to coat.
  2. Place the salmon flesh-side-down in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or preferably overnight. This step is crucial! Please don’t be tempted to marinate the fish for any less than 3 hours. The longer it sits in the marinade, the better it will be.
  3. Heat your oven to 230°C/ fan 210°C. Line a small baking tray with greaseproof paper (the sugar content is going to make things very sticky!).
  4. Place the salmon on the lined tray and top with any excess marinade left in the bowl. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, or until just opaque and easily flaked with a fork. Serve with steamed rice and vegetables and enjoy!

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Louisa Perry
11 months ago

Loved this! super easy and delicious – thanks Zena! Will definitely be making it again.

Sophie B
10 months ago

Beautiful recipe, loved the balance of the salty miso, tart mirin and sticky sugar! My salmon turned out a lot less dark and caramelised than the picture looks but it was 10/10 tasty. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Naomi Hattaway
10 months ago

SO delicious! I made precisely enough for one meal, and everyone was asking for seconds!

Beth L
9 months ago

Soooooo good !!!!!

S Carvalho
9 months ago

Unfortunately salmon was totally overcooked before the marinade cooked or carmelized. 12-15 mins was a long time for thinner salmon I guess. need at least a 1inch thick piece of salmon.

Patricia Gallagher
9 months ago

Great recipes!

Alex Lynch
1 month ago

Love this recipe! We have made this so many times, I have to leave a review. Super easy, super delicious – thanks Zena!

Alex Lynch
1 month ago

Love this recipe! We have made this so many times, I just had to leave a review. Super easy and super delicious – thanks Zena!