Maple Miso Salmon: A Quick and Nourishing Delight

Are you looking for a healthy, tasty, and time-saving dinner option that the whole family will love? Look no further! Our Maple Miso Glazed Salmon is the perfect solution. In under 20 minutes, you can whip up a restaurant-quality dish in the comfort of your own kitchen. It’s packed with nutrients and bursting with flavor. Let’s dive in!

What is Miso Glazed Salmon?

Our Miso Maple Glazed Salmon is a simplified version of the classic miso glazed black cod. This dish gained fame thanks to Chef Nobu Matsuhisa at his renowned NY restaurant, Nobu. The original recipe requires three days of marinating, but we’ve streamlined the process to less than 20 minutes.

We’ve chosen salmon as the star of this dish because it’s easily accessible and incredibly nutritious. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which offer numerous health benefits. It’s also a lean protein loaded with vitamins and minerals. Trust us, this dish is brain food at its finest!


To bring this delicious recipe to life, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Salmon fillets (with or without skin)
  • Miso paste (white, yellow, or red)
  • Pure maple syrup (substitute honey or agave if desired)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Low sodium soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option)
  • Sesame oil

Miso Salmon Glaze

The secret to our Miso Maple Glazed Salmon lies in the mouthwatering miso salmon glaze. Miso paste, a Japanese fermented soybean paste, creates a sticky-sweet glaze that coats the fish beautifully. Miso brings a deep, savory flavor known as umami, the fifth basic taste.

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You can choose between white, yellow, or red miso paste for this recipe, each offering its unique color and flavor. You can easily find miso paste online or at specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods. The best part? Miso lasts practically forever in the refrigerator, so don’t hesitate to try new recipes with it.

How to Make Miso Maple Glazed Salmon

  1. Begin by whisking together miso paste, maple syrup, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil to create the miso maple glaze.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on a sheet pan and generously brush the miso maple soy glaze on top.
  3. Pop the sheet pan into a preheated oven at 425°F and cook until the salmon is just cooked through. For an extra touch, briefly broil the salmon to achieve a slight char on top.
  4. Before serving, garnish the salmon with sesame seeds and scallions for added flavor.

Voila! In no time at all, you’ll have a healthy gourmet meal on your plate.

What to Serve With This Dish

To complete your meal, serve the Miso Maple Glazed Salmon with steamed jasmine or brown rice and a side of vegetables. For some inspiration, our Quinoa Fried “Rice” or Cold Sesame Noodles make fantastic accompaniments. And don’t forget about the veggies! Try our Sesame Roasted Broccoli, Miso Roasted Rainbow Carrots, or Perfect Air Fryer Asparagus.

Recipe FAQs

If you’re unsure whether your salmon is past its prime, check out our post on How To Tell If Salmon Has Gone Bad. This way, you’ll always enjoy this delicious fish at its best.

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To experience the authentic flavors of our Maple Miso Glazed Salmon, give our recipe a try. Your taste buds and your loved ones will thank you. For more delectable dishes and culinary inspiration, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill. Happy cooking!