This recipe for Maple Miso Salmon is the easiest weekday dinner. Ready in under 30 minutes, the maple miso glaze is savory, sweet, and delicious.
I love salmon for busy weeknights. I am a fan of fish, that is no surprise here. It is hard to beat a flaky salmon and lately my go to’s have been my zaatar salmon, Christmas salmon (with the holiday approaching), and now this maple miso salmon. The sweet maple syrup paired with the umami flavor of the miso paste makes the miso maple glaze the ideal sauce for our salmon. The cooking time for everything in this recipe is under 30 minutes, Let’s make this miso maple salmon.
⭐️ Tips, Tricks, and Alterations
Miso is a fermented soybean paste but it can occasionally be made from other sources (such as barley). Be sure if you are on a gluten free diet that you find a gluten free based miso paste.
In this recipe I use a red miso paste (often used in miso soup), which tends to be used for savory dishes in addition to marinades. White miso paste is used for sweeter dishes. If you cannot find red, you can use white, but, the flavor of the dish will be quite different.
Bake the salmon on parchment paper and not aluminum foil. I tend to use skin-on salmon fillets and it sticks to the foil. This is avoidable if using parchment paper.
Miso is available in most grocery stores. If you cannot find it, try to get to an Asian market or look on Amazon.
If you wanted to add some texture to the dish, you could top the salmon in addition to the glaze with sesame seeds or green onions.
If you want a head start and want to make this earlier in the day, you can make the marinade / glaze and let the salmon sit in it in the fridge for several hours. Pour the sauce from the bag or container you use to hold it along with the fish onto the sheet pan (make sure the salmon is covered in the sauce) and bake it.
For best results, always stick to the recipe card.
❤️ Why you will love this recipe:
Easy recipes are the best for weeknight dinners. The flavor-packed marinade of the maple miso sauce is so delicious. This dish requires minimal effort, and is one of my favorite salmon recipes. This recipe is just the latest addition of my easy salmon recipes but it has quickly worked its way up my list and I hope it will be at the top of yours!
📃 Ingredients for Maple miso salmon
Salmon: I like to use sockeye salmon but you can use regular salmon if you wish
Red Miso Paste: See my notes above in the tips and tricks section
Garlic Cloves: Every good savory recipe has garlic! The flavor blends beautifully with the glaze.
Butter: This is the base of our glaze
Maple Syrup: The sweetness from our glaze comes from the maple syrup
📖 How to make this miso maple salmon:
Heat the oven to 425°F
Pat down the salmon: with paper towels. You want to make sure that the salmon is not going to leek water when it bakes
Make the glaze: Add the butter, miso, maple syrup, and minced garlic to a pot. Melt everything down until it becomes a thick glaze.
Place salmon: On a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the glaze: On top of the salmon. Make sure that the glaze covers the
Place the salmon: On a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Place the salmon into the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and check that the internal temperature is 145°F. If the fish is not cooked yet, place the fish back into the middle of the oven and bake for 2 more minutes.
Next time you are in a rush, make sure to look at my other pescatarian recipes.
🍽 How to store this?
An easy way to store it is in an airtight container. It should be eaten within 1-2 days.
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Maple Miso Salmon Recipe: Make Easy Glazed Salmon
- 1 Small pot
- 1 Garlic Press
- 1 Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- 4 filet Salmon I use sockeye but regular salmon is fine
- 3 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 3 tablespoon Red Miso Paste
- 3 tablespoon Butter
- 3 Clove Garlic
- Heat the oven to 425°F
- Pat down the salmon: with paper towels. You want to make sure that the salmon is not going to leek water when it bakes
- Make the glaze: Add the butter, miso, maple syrup, and minced garlic to a pot. Melt everything down until it becomes a thick glaze.
- Place salmon: On a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
- Pour the glaze: On top of the salmon. Make sure that the glaze covers the
- Place the salmon: On a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Place the salmon into the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and check that the internal temperature is 145°F. If the fish is not cooked yet, place the fish back into the middle of the oven and bake for 2 more minutes.