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3 miso salmon fillets on a white plate
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Miso Salmon

Sweet and tangy miso salmon is the simple, satisfying protein you've been looking for! This recipe is loaded with flavor, thanks to the tender, flaky salmon fillets marinated in red miso, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and brown sugar. It'll be a new regular in your meal rotations!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian / American, Seafood
Keyword easy fish recipes, keto friendly, lean protein
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 229kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl with lid (or plastic wrap)
  • Broiler
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons red miso
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar see Notes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce see Notes
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound salmon cut into 3 fillets
  • chopped scallions for serving

Instructions

  • In large bowl, thoroughly combine red miso, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.
    Miso marinade in a large glass bowl
  • Add salmon fillets to bowl and spoon marinade over tops to coat. Cover bowl with lid or plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
    Salmon fillets in large glass bowl
  • Preheat oven broiler on high. Grease baking sheet and transfer marinated salmon from bowl to baking sheet.
    Miso salmon fillets on baking sheet
  • Place baking sheet under broiler. Broil 8 minutes or until salmon reaches internal temperature of 125°-130° Fahrenheit (for medium salmon) up to 145° Fahrenheit (for well-done salmon).
    Miso salmon fillets on baking sheet
  • Transfer salmon to plates. Garnish with chopped scallions and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Make it Keto: Substitute brown sugar with Brown Swerve.
  • Make it Added Sugar Free: Use Brown Swerve or coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar.
 
Recipe yields 3 miso salmon fillets. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving out of 3 using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
 
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 3. Result will be the weight of one serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 11g