5-Minute Miso Glazed Salmon: A Delicious Weeknight Wonder

Easy and Quick Miso Glazed Salmon Recipe Ready in 5 Minutes

Discover the magic of perfectly charred, sweet and savory salmon with a melt-in-your-mouth tender interior. This quick and easy miso glazed salmon recipe will revolutionize your weeknight dinners!

Tired of dry, overcooked fish? Say goodbye to fishy smells and hello to restaurant-quality salmon right in your own kitchen. This foolproof technique guarantees succulent results every time, and the best part? It takes just minutes to prepare!

Get ready to add this miso glazed salmon to your repertoire of go-to recipes. It’s simple enough for busy weeknights yet impressive enough for date nights or unexpected guests. Let’s dive into this flavor-packed culinary adventure!

The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Salmon

The key to this recipe’s success lies in using thick salmon fillets, preferably King salmon, at least an inch thick. This allows for a beautifully caramelized exterior while maintaining a luscious, medium-rare center.

Step 1: Marinate for Maximum Flavor

Our marinade isn’t just a flavor enhancer – it’s a game-changer. Here’s why:

  • Miso and soy sauce: These umami powerhouses act as a brine, ensuring your salmon stays moist and full of flavor.
  • Sugar: Promotes caramelization, giving you that irresistible charred exterior.
  • Oil: Ensures even cooking and helps achieve that perfect sear.

Pro tip: Marinate your salmon for up to a day in advance for an even more flavor-packed result!

Step 2: Broil to Perfection

Here’s where the magic happens. A quick stint under the broiler is all it takes to transform your marinated salmon into a culinary masterpiece. Whether you use a standard oven or a toaster oven, you’ll achieve stellar results.

Cooking hack: Keep your oven door slightly ajar with a pair of tongs to ensure your broiler stays on throughout the cooking process.

The Ultimate Salmon Experience

Once your salmon is lightly charred on the surface and reaches an internal temperature of 115 to 125°F (46 to 52°C), it’s time to indulge. You’ll be rewarded with a perfect rare to medium-rare salmon that’s bursting with flavor.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Budget-friendly: Salmon is one of the most affordable fresh saltwater fish options.
  • Effortless: Just marinate, broil, and enjoy!
  • Minimal clean-up: One-pan cooking at its finest.
  • Quick: From fridge to table in just 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • Irresistibly delicious: Charred, sweet, savory, and incredibly moist – it doesn’t get better than this!

Ready to elevate your salmon game? Let’s get cooking!

5-Minute Miso Glazed Salmon Recipe


  • 1/4 cup red or white miso
  • 1/3 cup sake
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets, at least 1 inch thick, 5 to 6 ounces each


  1. In a bowl, whisk together miso, sake, soy sauce, oil, and sugar until smooth. Generously coat each salmon fillet with the mixture, ensuring every surface is covered. Transfer the fillets to a plastic zipper lock bag or sealable container. For best results, let marinate for about 30 minutes or up to 2 days in the refrigerator. If you’re short on time, you can proceed immediately to cooking.
  2. Preheat your broiler (toaster oven or regular oven) to high. Line a small broiler pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Remove the salmon from the marinade, gently wiping off excess. Place the fillets on the prepared broiler pan. Broil for about 5 minutes, or until the top surface is well charred and the center of the salmon is barely warm. Use the foil to shield any areas that might burn. Your perfectly cooked miso glazed salmon is ready to serve!


While this recipe shines with high-quality salmon, it’s versatile enough to work with other fish varieties. However, we recommend avoiding cheaper options like frozen farm-raised tilapia and catfish from non-American farms, both for culinary and environmental reasons.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
325 Calories
19g Fat
3g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 325
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 554mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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